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Global Problems : The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability,9780205578849

Global Problems : The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability



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This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and the social problems of inequality, war and violence, and environmental sustainability that are occurring on a global scale. Clear writing and vivid examples help students to better understand their role as global citizens. The book is divided intothree parts: Part I focuses on the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education. Part IIfocuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war. Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding and environmental destruction.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Global Century
Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality
Class: A World of Rich and Poor
Work: The Global Assembly Line
Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Education: Access and Success
Seeking a Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict
Crime: Fear in the Streets
War: States of Terror
Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say
Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate
Seeking a Sustainable World: Environmental Issues
Urbanization: Cities Without Limits
Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young
Technology and Energy: Panacea or Pandoras Box?
Ecology: How Much Can One Planet Take?
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