9781405187367

An Introduction to Global Studies

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405187367

  • ISBN10:

    1405187360

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/8/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world.Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material

Author Biography

Patricia J. Campbell is Professor and Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University. She is the co-editor of Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions (1998) and has written numerous articles and chapters in books and scholarly journals, including International Feminist Journal of Politics and Journal of Political Science Education.

Aran MacKinnon is Professor of History and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics (2004) and numerous scholarly articles as well as co-editor of a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal, Studies in the Social Sciences (2005).

Christy R. Stevens is the University Library's Information Literacy Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona. She has published several articles focusing on information literacy in the political science and global studies contexts, including articles in Journal of Political Science Education and Reference Services Review.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Going Global
Introduction
Why Global Studies?
What We Talk About When We Talk About Globalization
Dimensions of Globalization
In Focus: Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations"
Global Citizenship: Rights, Responsibility, Inequalities, and Connections
Conclusion
Nation-state System
Introduction
Nations, States, and the Nation-state System
Emergence of the Nation-state System
Struggling States
The Nation-state's Challenges and Competitors
In Focus: Terrorists
Conclusion
International Organizations
Introduction
Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
In Focus: Amnesty International
Conclusion
Human Rights
Introduction
Where Do Human Rights Come From?
Human Rights in the Modern Era
In Focus: What Is Torture?
How Are Human Rights Monitored and Enforced?
Emerging Human Rights
Human Rights and Non-state Actors
Human Rights Abuses: Why They Affect Us All
Conclusion
The Natural Environment
Introduction
Global Climate Change
In Focus: Chico Mendes and Brazil's Rubber-tappers
Ongoing Global Environmental Challenges
Waste Production
Environmental Discrimination
International Environmental Protection Efforts
Conclusion
Population and Consumption
Introduction
Global Population
Population Pressures
Consumption
Global Consumption Patterns
In Focus: Population Growth, Aging, and Consumption in the Land of the Lonely Hearts Club
Conclusion
Infectious Disease and Globalization
Introduction
Microbes and Infectious Diseases: A Brief Overview
Infectious Disease and Globalization: The Current Picture
In Focus: AIDS and Globalization
The Global Fight against Infectious Disease: Current Challenges
Conclusion
The Gendered World
Introduction
Defining Our Terms
Gender, Poverty, and Development
In Focus: Microcredit
Labor and Migration
Human Security and Human Rights
Education and Health
Conclusion
Information and Communication Technologies
Introduction
Information and Communication Technologies
The Information Age
Networked: The Impact of the Internet
The Digital Divide
In Focus: Internet Censorship
New Media
Conclusion
War and Violent Conflict
Introduction
When Does Violent Conflict become War?
Types of War and Violent Conflict
In Focus: Geno/Politicide Risk Factors
War and Pre-history
The History of War
Causes of War
Ethical and Legal Dimensions of War
In Focus: Private Military Companies
The Costs of War
Conclusion
Peace
Introduction
What Constitutes Peace? Defining Our Terms
Origins of the Modern Peace Movement
Waging Peace
Global Connections: The Personal Dimension of Peace
In Focus: United Fruit
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
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