Global Issues: An Introduction / Edition 3

Global Issues: An Introduction / Edition 3

by John L. Seitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405154977

ISBN-13: 9781405154970

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Global Issues, Third Edition is an introduction to many of the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life.

  • Offers a unified perspective on a complex range of global issues in a variety of societies, both developed and developing
  • Includes new sections on foreign aid and development assistance,
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Overview

Global Issues, Third Edition is an introduction to many of the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life.

  • Offers a unified perspective on a complex range of global issues in a variety of societies, both developed and developing
  • Includes new sections on foreign aid and development assistance, terrorism, the relationship between geography and wealth and poverty, food and the overweight, and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Features an updated and expanded section on climate change, as well as a new glossary
  • Illustrates key topics and issues with diagrams and photographs
  • Provides guides to further reading, media, and internet resources, and suggestions for discussing and studying the material

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405154970
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Figures and Tables.

Foreword.

Introduction: The Creation of Global Issues.

Part 1: Wealth and Poverty:.

The Millennium Development Goals.

Development Assistance and Foreign Aid.

The Market Approach.

The State Approach.

The Civil Society Approach.

Geography and Wealth, Geography and Poverty.

Globalization.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Part II: Population:.

The Changing Population of the World.

Causes of the Population Explosion.

How Population Growth Affects Development.

How Development Affects Population Growth.

Governmental Population Policies.

The Future.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Part III: Food:.

World Food Production.

How Many are Hungry?.

Causes of World Hunger.

How Food Affects Development.

How Development Affects Food.

The Green Revolution.

Governmental Food Policies.

Future Food Supplies.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Part IV: Energy:.

The Energy Crisis.

Responses by Governments to the Energy Crisis.

The Effect of the Energy Crisis on the Development Plans of Less Developed Nations.

The Relationship between Energy Use and Development.

Climate Change.

The Energy Transition.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Part V: The Environment:.

The Awakening.

The Air.

The Water.

The Land.

The Workplace and the Home.

The Use of Natural Resources.

The Extinction of Species.

The Extinction of Cultures.

Environmental Politics.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Part VI: Technology:.

Benefits of Technology.

Short-Term versus Long-Term Benefits -- the Tragedy of the Commons.

Unanticipated Consequences of the Use of Technology.

Inappropriate Uses of Technology.

Limits to the “Technological Fix”.

War.

The Threat of Nuclear Weapons: A Case Study.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Part VII: Alternative Futures:.

Doom.

Growth.

Sustainable Development.

Conclusions.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Appendix 1: Studying and Teaching Global Issues.

Appendix 2: Relevant Videos.

Appendix 3: Study and Discussion Questions for Students and Teachers.

Appendix 4: Relevant Internet Websites.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index

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