Introducing Global Issues / Edition 4

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Sixteen American scholars explore several of the most pressing global issues and demonstrate how strongly the issues are interconnected. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issue discussed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. The second edition includes updated and expanded coverage since publication of the first edition five years ago, plus a new chapter on the global environment addressing issues of biodiversity and the global commons. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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For better and worse, new technologies and demographics have driven economic, political, and cultural globalization. Assuming minimal prior exposure, chapters by 15 academics and activists provide an analytical overview of selected issues (in the areas of conflict and security, the global economy, development, and the environment), identify the central players and perspectives, outline progress made in the area as well as future prospects, pose challenging questions to enhance students' appreciation of the complexities of these interconnected concerns, and suggest further readings. Paper edition (unseen), $22.00. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588265593
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

1 Introducing Globalization and Global Issues Michael T. Snarr Snarr, Michael T. 1

Pt. 1 Conflict and Security

2 Weapons Proliferation and Conflict Jeffrey S. Lantis Lantis, Jeffrey S. 15

3 Nationalism Lina M. Kassem Kassem, Lina M. Anthony N. Talbott Talbott, Anthony N. Michael T. Snarr Snarr, Michael T. 37

4 The Challenge of Human Rights D. Neil Snarr Snarr, D. Neil 57

5 Global Security Sean Kay Kay, Sean 77

Pt. 2 The Global Economy

6 Free Trade vs. Protectionism: Values and Controversies Bruce E. Moon Moon, Bruce E. 95

7 The Political Economy of Development Mary Ellen Batiuk Batiuk, Mary Ellen 115

8 Poverty in a Global Economy Don Reeves Reeves, Don Jashinta D'Costa D'Costa, Jashinta 137

Pt. 3 Development

9 Population and Migration Ellen Percy Kraly Kraly, Ellen Percy Fiona Mulligan Mulligan, Fiona 161

10 Women and Development Elise Boulding Boulding, Elise Heather Parker Parker, Heather 185

11 Children George Kent Kent, George 201

12 Health Lori Heninger Heninger, Lori Kelsey M. Swindler Swindler, Kelsey M. 221

Pt. 4 The Environment

13 Sustainable Development Pamela S. Chasek Chasek, Pamela S. 243

14 Regulating the Atmospheric Commons Mark Seis Seis, Mark 265

15 Conflict over Natural Resources Jane A. Winzer Winzer, Jane A. Deborah S. Davenport Davenport, Deborah S. 287

Pt. 5 Conclusion

16 Future Prospects Michael T. Snarr Snarr, Michael T. 311

List of Acronyms 321

Bibliography 325

The Contributors 343

Index 349

About the Book 361

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