ISBN-10:
1405154977
ISBN-13:
2901405154979
Pub. Date:
12/14/2007
Publisher:
Wiley
Global Issues: An Introduction / Edition 3

Global Issues: An Introduction / Edition 3

by John L. Seitz

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Overview

Global Issues: An Introduction / Edition 3

This book is an introduction to the nature and background of some of the central issues - economic, social, environmental - of modern times. It aims to provide the basis for a stimulating course for beginning students in departments of geography, politics, sociology and environmental science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901405154979
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John L. Seitz is Professor of Government at Wofford College. He has extensive first-hand experience of South Korea, Iran, Brazil, Liberia and Pakistan. His Politics of Development was published by Blackwell in 1988.

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1The Wealth and Poverty of Nations1
The Orthodox Approach2
The Radical Approach5
The Growth-with-Equity Approach8
Conclusions12
Notes15
2Population and Development17
The Changing Population of the World17
Causes of the Population Explosion24
Population Growth Affects Development26
Development Affects Population Growth30
Governmental Population Policies34
The Future39
Conclusions43
Notes44
3Food and Development46
Food Production46
How Many Are Hungry?47
Causes of World Hunger48
Food Affects Development51
Development Affects Food53
The Green Revolution62
Governmental Food Policies63
Future Food Supplies66
Conclusions71
Notes72
4Energy and Development76
The Energy Crisis76
Responses by Governments to the Energy Crisis80
The Effect of the Energy Crisis on Third World Development Plans84
The Relationship Between Energy Use and Development86
The Greenhouse Effect91
The Energy Transition94
Nuclear Power: A Case Study103
Conclusions111
Notes113
5The Environment and Development117
The Awakening117
The Air119
The Water123
The Land126
The Workplace and the Home132
The Use of Natural Resources135
The Extinction of Species139
Environmental Politics142
Conclusions144
Notes146
6Technology and Development149
Benefits of Technology149
Short-term versus Long-term Benefits150
Unanticipated Consequences of the Use of Technology153
Inappropriate Uses of Technology156
Limits to the "Technological Fix"158
The Threat of Nuclear War: A Case Study160
Conclusions166
Notes167
7Alternative Futures170
Doom171
Growth175
Steady State177
Conclusions179
Notes181
Selected Bibliography183
Index189

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“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

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