Updated in its 4thedition, Global Issuesis a current and topical look at the forces driving globalization. From democratization, human rights, and global finance to terrorism, pandemics, and climate change, this texts surveys global problems that transcend boundaries and are challenging the international system. 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 readers' lives.
Richard J. Payne is Distinguished Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.
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 and Poverty
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