Global Issues and Controversies
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We live in a world in flux hastened by breathtaking advances in technology and communication that are connecting people around the world as they have never been connected before. The process of globalization has made national borders more permeable, making it harder to distinguish between domestic and international affairs. This rapid pace of change presents opportunities, but it also presents formidable challenges as we seek to understand and address global problems.
Global Issues and Controversies, Second Edition gives focus on some of the most pressing global issues of our time by examining the controversies that surround them, within the context of globalization. This book is designed to be used as the primary text in an undergraduate global issues course, or as a supplemental text in other courses that focus on international events, such as international relations. It should also be of interest to general readers who are concerned about global affairs.
Each chapter includes a case study, discussion questions, and a yes/no debate section, all of which encourage both critical thinking and active learning. Global issues are presented in a way that is understandable, but their complexity is not oversimplified.
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1 Global Issues in Context
International Security Issues
2 War and Conflict
3 Global Terrorism
4 Global Arms Trade and Weapons Proliferation
5 International Trade and Finance
6 Regional Economic Integration
7 Global Poverty and Inequality
Political and Social Issues
9 Human Rights in International Relations
10 Global Health and Health Care Systems
Global Resource Issues
11 Global Energy Issues
12 Internet Issues
Population and Environment Issues
13 Population and Migration
14 Global Environment
15 Future Challenges