The Third World

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Gr 9 Up
This update of the 2000 edition presents essays on issues affecting the developing nations. Organized much like its predecessor, the book addresses opposing viewpoints on problems of overpopulation, AIDS, and hunger; the effects of globalization; democracy in Third World countries; and U.S. aid. Each essay is prefaced by several questions for consideration, and each chapter has a periodical bibliography. This edition features discussions of the Bush administration's foreign-aid policies, including essays on the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and there is more emphasis on Southeast Asia in addition to African and Latin American countries than in the previous edition. The articles are detailed and informative, but much of the writing is very academic and would not be accessible to most teen readers. However, this volume would be an excellent resource for more advanced students researching the subject or looking for debate topics.
—Kathleen E. GruverCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737729658
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 230
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
Introduction 14
Chapter 1 What Problems Does the Third World Face?
Chapter Preface 19
1 Overpopulation Is a Problem in the Third World 21
2 Overpopulation Is Not a Problem in the Third World 28
3 AIDS Is Still Spreading in the Third World 36
4 The Spread of AIDS Can Be Checked in the Third World 44
5 Hunger Is a Problem in the Third World 51
6 Obesity Is a Problem in the Third World 59
Periodical Bibliography 65
Chapter 2 What Effect Is Globalization Having on the Third World?
Chapter Preface 67
1 Globalization Helps Nations Develop 69
2 Globalization Does Not Help Nations Develop 76
3 Globalization Increases Human Rights 82
4 Globalization Undermines Human Rights 89
5 Globalization Reduces Terrorism 95
6 Globalization Fosters Extremism 102
Periodical Bibliography 113
Chapter 3 What Is the State of Democracy in the Third World?
Chapter Preface 115
1 Democracy Is Succeeding in Africa 117
2 Democracy Faces Major Obstacles in Africa 126
3 Democracy Is Failing in Latin America 131
4 Democracy Persists in Latin America 136
5 Democracy Is Spreading in Asia 143
6 Democracy Is Being Undermined in Asia 150
Periodical Bibliography 159
Chapter 4 How Should the United States Assist the Third World?
Chapter Preface 161
1 U.S. Aid Should Target Nations That Practice Good Governance 163
2 U.S. Aid Should Not Target Nations That Practice Good Governance 170
3 The United States Promotes Democracy in the Third World 179
4 The United States Does Not Promote Democracy in the Third World 187
5 U.S. Aid to Africa Is Increasing 197
6 U.S. Aid to Africa Is Overstated 203
Periodical Bibliography 210
For Further Discussion 211
Organizations to Contact 214
Bibliography of Books 219
Index 223
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