Global Issues: An Introduction

Global Issues: An Introduction

by John L. Seitz, Kristen A. Hite
     
 

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Extensively revised and updated, the new Fourth Edition of Global Issues: An Introduction offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life.
  • Revised and updated to reflect the latest global developments
  • Examines the most important environmental, economic, social, and political

Overview

Extensively revised and updated, the new Fourth Edition of Global Issues: An Introduction offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life.

  • Revised and updated to reflect the latest global developments
  • Examines the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life
  • The only book of its kind to use the concept of development to illustrate how different global issues are interrelated
  • Includes a new section on nuclear energy
  • Chapter boxes examine ways that individuals can have a positive impact on the issues examined within the text
  • Key features include a glossary of terms; guides to further reading, media, and Internet resources; and suggestions for discussing and studying the material

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The new edition is adequately updated to cover significant developments in each of these fields, including an expanded section on global warming and a new section on the UN's Millennium Development Goals." (Geographical Journal, 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444355116
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
860,465
File size:
7 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“For the third time, Professor Seitz has produced a readable, relevant, exciting and up-to-date book that addresses many of the major issues that affect our planet and the future of our species. His ability to see the ‘big picture’ and to show how closely all these global issues interlink is his major strength and is what makes this book a ‘must read’ for anyone interested in what happens to Earth.”
David Graham, Nottingham Trent University

"This new edition is the best yet - eloquently written, thoroughly documented, and presented in such a way as to let students develop their own critical perspective. Those of us who teach development or development issues should thank Professor Seitz for continuing to put forth new editions."
Edwin G. Clausen, Daemen College

Meet the Author

John L. Seitz is Professor Emeritus of Government at Wofford College. He earned a BA and MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin. He has extensive first-hand experience of South Korea, Iran, Brazil, Liberia, and Pakistan and previous editions of his book have been used around the world, including translations into Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese.

Kristen A. Hite leads the Climate Change Program at the Center for International Environmental Law and teaches at the University of Maryland. She earned a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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