From democratization, human rights, and global finance to terrorism, pandemics, and climate change, Global Issues is a current and topical look at the forces driving globalization. This texts looks at global problems that transcend boundaries and are challenging the international system. For global issues or international relations courses, this is the only text of its kind to place complex issues into comprehensive context and thus explain the growing political, economic, and cultural interdependence visible in the headlines and in students' lives.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Global Issues: Challenges of Globalization Chapter 2. The Struggle for Primacy in a Global Society Chapter 3. Human Rights Chapter 4. Promoting Democracy Chapter 5. Global Terrorism Chapter 6. Weapons Proliferation Chapter 7. The Global Financial Crisis Chapter 8. Global Trade Chapter 9. Global Inequality Chapter 10. Environmental Issues Chapter 11. Population and Migration Chapter 12. Global Crime Chapter 13. The Globalization of Disease Chapter 14. Cultural Clashes and Conflict Resolution
Richard J. Payne is Distinguished Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.