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Global Perspectives

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Summary

For global studies courses across the curriculum, Ann Kelleher and Laura Kleinrs"sGlobal Perspectivesprovides a broad analytical framework for understanding cultural, economic, environmental, and political issues. This brief multidisciplinary primer introduces the basic concepts needed to study global issues as well as the differing perspectives that scholars, policymakers, and individuals bring to these issues.Global Perspectiveshelps students make sense of short and long-term problems facing the world in the twenty-first century, historical and current events that led to and fuel these problems, and the consequences of their choices in an era of globalization.

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For global studies courses across the curriculum, Ann Kelleher and Laura Klein's Global Perspectives provides a broad analytical framework for understanding cultural, economic, environmental, and political issues. This brief multidisciplinary primer introduces the basic concepts needed to study global issues as well as the differing perspectives that scholars, policymakers, and individuals bring to these issues. Global Perspectives helps students make sense of short and long-term problems facing the world in the twenty-first century, historical and current events that led to and fuel these problems, and the consequences of their choices in an era of globalization.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction to the Modern Worldp. 1
Perceptions of the Worldp. 2
The Physical Worldp. 2
The Political Worldp. 3
The Ethnic Worldp. 3
Emergence of the Modern Worldp. 4
The World in 1350p. 4
Early European Expansion: From the 1400s to the Early 1600sp. 6
Later European Expansion: From the 1600s to the Early 1900sp. 7
The Twentieth-Century Worldp. 9
Post-World War II Trendsp. 17
U.S. Leadershipp. 17
The Soviet Challengep. 18
The End of Colonialismp. 19
Increasing Interconnectionsp. 20
Globalizationp. 21
Exponential Increases in International Economic Transactionsp. 21
Integration of International/Global Economic Decision Makingp. 22
Strengthened Political International Governmental Organizationsp. 22
Increases in International Nongovernmental Contacts and Communicationp. 23
Visual Analysis 1.1. Lithograph of Uncle Sam and people from American Coloniesp. 24
Terms and Conceptsp. 25
Discussion Questionsp. 25
Internet Resourcesp. 25
Ethnicity and Global Diversityp. 26
Culture: The Definition of Humanityp. 27
Culture Changep. 28
Cultures, Subcultures, and Other Cultural Classificationsp. 30
Ethnic Groupsp. 30
Indigenous Peoplesp. 31
Immigrationp. 32
Racesp. 33
Sexp. 35
Genderp. 35
Religionsp. 36
Classesp. 37
Reactions to Diversityp. 38
Ethnocentrismp. 38
Cultural Relativityp. 38
Racism and Sexismp. 39
Human Rightsp. 40
Case Study: Female Genital Cuttingp. 40
Ethnocentrismp. 44
Gender/Sexp. 44
Human Rightsp. 45
Visual Analysis 2.1. World Day against Female Circumcisionp. 46
Terms and Conceptsp. 47
Discussion Questionsp. 47
Internet Resourcesp. 47
Perspectives on Ethnicity and Global Diversityp. 48
Global Primacyp. 49
Assimilation and Acculturationp. 50
Syncretismp. 51
State Primacyp. 51
Patriotismp. 51
Paternalismp. 52
Critiques from the Global Primacy Perspectivep. 52
Cultural Primacyp. 53
Diversity Within Statesp. 54
Diversity Between Statesp. 55
Critiques from the Global Primacy and State Primacy Perspectivesp. 56
Synthesisp. 57
Case Study: Nunavutp. 57
Foraging Culturesp. 58
Changesp. 58
Inuit Nationalismp. 60
The Territory of Nunavutp. 61
Analysisp. 63
Perspectives Applied to Nunavutp. 64
A View from the Global Primacy Perspectivep. 64
A View from the State Primacy Perspectivep. 65
A View from the Cultural Primacy Perspectivep. 66
Visual Analysis 3.1. Contemporary Life in Nunavutp. 68
Terms and Conceptsp. 69
Discussion Questionsp. 69
Internet Resourcesp. 69
Economic Developmentp. 70
Defining the Issuep. 71
Underdevelopment: A Vicious Cyclep. 74
Dual Economyp. 74
Low Productivityp. 75
Insufficient Capitalp. 76
Lack of Human Servicesp. 76
The Colonial Legacyp. 78
Outside Interventionsp. 79
Tradep. 79
Aidp. 80
Private Investmentp. 81
Technical Assistancep. 81
Contributing Factorsp. 82
Insufficient Natural Resourcesp. 82
Explosive Population Growthp. 82
Lack of Social Cohesion and Warsp. 85
Corruptionp. 86
Case Study: Namibia as a Developing Countryp. 87
Political and Social Factorsp. 88
Interrelated, Structural Economic Factorsp. 89
External Sources of Capitalp. 91
Visual Analysis 4.1. School girls in Namibiap. 93
Terms and Conceptsp. 94
Discussion Questionsp. 94
Internet Resourcesp. 94
Perspectives on Economic Developmentp. 95
Liberal Economicsp. 95
Comparative Advantagep. 96
Policies Neededp. 97
Dependencyp. 98
Structural Inequality-Neocolonialismp. 98
Government Interventionp. 99
International Economic Systemp. 100
Critique from the Liberal Economics Perspectivep. 102
Participatory Developmentp. 103
Local Decision Makingp. 103
Available Technologyp. 104
Environmental Compatibilityp. 104
Critiques from the Liberal Economics and Dependency Perspectivesp. 105
Case Study: Microcredit and Microfinancep. 106
Grameen Bankp. 107
The Three Economic Perspectives Applied to the Case Studyp. 109
A View from the Liberal Economics Perspectivep. 110
A View from the Dependency Perspectivep. 110
A View from the Participatory Development Perspectivep. 111
Visual Analysis 5.1. Obtaining Water in Sri Lankap. 112
Terms and Conceptsp. 113
Discussion Questionsp. 113
Internet Resourcesp. 113
Global Healthp. 115
Ecosystems: The Nature of Environmentp. 115
Interrelationship of Environmental Systemsp. 116
Threats to Critical Resourcesp. 117
Airp. 117
Waterp. 121
Landp. 123
Plants and Animalsp. 125
Resources in Balancep. 128
Human Healthp. 128
Diseasesp. 129
Health Carep. 130
Malnutritionp. 131
Case Study: Brazil and the Tropical Rain Forestp. 132
Amazonian Environmentp. 133
Economic Uses of the Amazonp. 134
Indigenous Peoplesp. 136
Analysisp. 138
Visual Analysis 6.1. Cattle Farming in the Amazonp. 139
Terms and Conceptsp. 140
Discussion Questionsp. 140
Internet Resourcesp. 140
Perspectives on Global Healthp. 141
High-Technology Perspectivep. 142
Shared-Technology Perspectivep. 144
Critique from the High-Technology Perspectivep. 145
Appropriate-Technology Perspectivep. 146
Critiques from the High-Technology and Shared-Technology Perspectivesp. 148
Case Study: Pandemicsp. 149
Perils in a Global Ecosystemp. 150
Influenza Pandemicsp. 151
Analysisp. 155
Perspectives on Pandemicsp. 156
A View from the High-Technology Perspectivep. 156
A View from the Shared-Technology Perspectivep. 158
A View from the Appropriate-Technology Perspectivep. 159
Visual Analysis 7.1. Spanish Flup. 161
Terms and Conceptsp. 162
Discussion Questionsp. 162
Internet Resourcesp. 162
Peace and Warp. 163
Anarchic Nature of the International Systemp. 165
Sovereigntyp. 165
International Anarchyp. 166
Powerp. 167
Effects of Globalizationp. 167
Model of Peace and Warp. 169
War Strategiesp. 170
Balance of Power Strategiesp. 174
International-Rule-of-Law Strategiesp. 178
Case Study: Afghanistan and Iraq Warsp. 182
Visual Analysis 8.1. Afghan man meets a foreignerp. 186
Terms and Conceptsp. 187
Discussion Questionsp. 187
Internet Resourcesp. 187
Perspectives on Peace and Warp. 189
State Sovereigntyp. 190
Deterrence and Military Power Paradoxesp. 191
World Orderp. 191
One Worldp. 192
Functional Interdependencep. 192
U.S. Leadershipp. 193
World Governmentp. 193
Critique from the State Sovereignty Perspectivep. 194
Ethnic Autonomyp. 194
Critiques from the State Sovereignty and World Order Perspectivesp. 196
Case Study: The War in Bosniap. 196
A Tangle of Participantsp. 197
Groups within Bosniap. 198
The Balkan Statesp. 199
International Actorsp. 201
The Dayton Accordp. 203
Analysisp. 206
Peace and War Perspectives Applied to the War in Bosniap. 206
A View from the State Sovereignty Perspectivep. 208
A View from the World Order Perspectivep. 209
A View from the Ethnic Autonomy Perspectivep. 210
Visual Analysis 9.1. Bosnian womanp. 212
Terms and Conceptsp. 213
Discussion Questionsp. 213
Internet Resourcesp. 213
Glossaryp. 214
References Citedp. 223
Creditsp. 231
Indexp. 232
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