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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in World Politics,9780078050107

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in World Politics

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Summary

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Correlation Guidep. xix
Topic Guidep. xxi
Introductionp. xxiii
Globalization Issuesp. 1
Is Economic Globalization Good for Both Rich and Poor?p. 2
Yes: International Monetary Fund Staff, from "Globalization: A Brief Overview," Issues Brief (May 2008)p. 4
No: Ravinder Rena, from "Globalization Still Hurting Poor Nations," Africa Economic Analysis (January 2008)p. 12
Is Capitalism a Failed Model for a Globalized Economy?p. 18
Yes: Walden Bello, from "Capitalism in an Apocalyptic Mood" Foreign Policy In Focus (February 20, 2008)p. 20
No: Dani Rodrik, from "Coming Soon: Capitalism 3.0," The Taipei Times (February 11, 2009)p. 27
Does Globalization Threaten Cultural Diversity?p. 31
Yes: Allan Brian Ssenyonga, from "Americanization or Globalization," Global Envision (October 2, 2006)p. 33
No: Philippe Legrain, from "In Defense of Globalization," The International Economy (Summer 2003)p. 38
Regional and Country Issuesp. 47
Is the United States a Declining Power?p. 48
Yes: Christopher Layne, from "Graceful Decline: The End of Pax Americana," The American Conservative (May 1, 2010)p. 50
No: Alan W. Dowd, from "Declinism," Policy Review (August 1, 2007)p. 56
Should the Jackson-Vanik Amendment Targeting Russia Be Repealed?p. 70
Yes: Stephen Sestanovich, from Testimony during Joint Hearings on "A Relic of the Cold War: Is It Time to Repeal Jackson-Vanik for Russia?" before the Subcommittees on Europe and on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (April 27, 2010)p. 72
No: David Satter, from Testimony during Joint Hearings on "A Relic of the Cold War: Is It Time to Repeal Jackson-Vanik for Russia?" before the Subcommittees on Europe and on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (April 27, 2010)p. 76
Will China Soon Become a Threatening Superpower?p. 81
Yes: John J. Tkacik, Jr., from "A Chinese Military Superpower?" Heritage Foundation Web Memo #1389 (March 8, 2007)p. 83
No: Samuel A. Bleicher, from "China: Superpower or Basket Case?" Foreign Policy in Focus (May 8, 2008)p. 86
Would It Be an Error to Establish a Palestinian State?p. 96
Yes: Patricia Berlyn, from "Twelve Bad Arguments for a State of Palestine," An Original Essay Written for This Volume (2006)p. 98
No: Rosemary E. Shinko, from "Why a Palestinian State," An Original Essay Written for This Volume (October 2006)p. 107
Is Patient Diplomacy the Best Approach to Iran's Nuclear Program?p. 114
Yes: Christopher Hemmer, from "Responding to a Nuclear Iran," Parameters (Autumn 2007)p. 116
No: Norman Podhoretz, from "Stopping Iran: why the Case for Military Action Still Stands," Commentary (February 2008)p. 126
Is U.S. Policy Toward Latin America on the Right Track?p. 140
Yes: Arturo A. Valenzuela, from Testimony during Hearings on "U.S. Policy Toward the Americas in 2010 and Beyond" before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (March 10, 2010)p. 142
No: Otto J. Reich, from Testimony during Hearings on "U.S. Policy Toward the Americans in 2010 and Beyond" before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (March 10, 2010)p. 152
Economic Issuesp. 161
Does China's Currency Manipulation Warrant International and National Action?p. 162
Yes: C. Fred Bergsten, from "Correcting the Chinese Exchange Rate: An Action Plan," Testimony during Hearings on "China's Exchange Rate Policy" before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (March 24, 2010)p. 164
No: Pieter Bottelier and Uri Dadush, from "The RMB: Myths and Tougher-To-Deal-With Realities," Testimony during Hearings on "China's Exchange Rate Policy" before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (March 24, 2010)p. 169
Is Immigration an Economic Benefit to the Host Country?p. 175
Yes: Dan Siciliano, from Testimony during Hearings on "Immigration: Economic Impact," before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate (April 24, 2006)p. 177
No: Barry R. Chiswick, from Testimony during Hearings on "Immigration: Economic Impact," before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate (April 24, 2006)p. 183
Should Export Controls on High Technology Be Eased Substantially?p. 192
Yes: John L. Hennessy, from Testimony during. Hearings on "The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership" before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (January 15, 2010)p. 194
No: William C. Potter, from Testimony during Hearings on "The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership" before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (January 15, 2010)p. 199
Armament And Violence Issuesp. 211
Is U.S. Strategic Nuclear Weapons Policy Ill-Conceived?p. 212
Yes: Ariel Cohen, from "Dangerous Trajectories: Obama's Approach to Arms Control Misreads Russian Nuclear Strategy," Backgrounder on Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Arms Race and Russia and Eurasia, The Heritage Foundation (November 9, 2009)p. 214
No: Robert Farley, from "The Nuclear Posture Attack," Right Web (June 2, 2010)p. 225
Should U.S. Forces Continue to Fight in Afghanistan?p. 232
Yes: Barack Obama, from "The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan," an address to the nation, delivered at the United States Military Academy at West Point (December 12, 2009)p. 234
No: Dennis Kucinich, from "Removal of United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan," Debate on House Concurrent Resolution 248, Congressional Record (March 10, 2010)p. 243
Does Using Drones to Attack Terrorists Globally Violate International Law?p. 252
Yes: Mary Ellen O'Connell, from "Lawful Use of Combat Drones," Testimony during Hearings on "Rise of the Drones II: Examining the Legality of Unmanned Targeting," before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives (April 28, 2010)p. 254
No: Michael W. Lewis, from "Examining the Legality of Unmanned Targeting," Testimony during Hearings on "Rise of the Drones II: Examining the Legality of Unmanned Targeting," before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives (April 28, 2010)p. 259
International Law and Organization Issuesp. 269
Is UN Peacekeeping Seriously Flawed?p. 270
Yes: Brett D. Schaefer, from Testimony during Hearings on "United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges and Opportunities," before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy, and Human Rights, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate (July 23, 2008)p. 272
No: William J. Durch, from "Peace and Stability Operations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next U.S. Administration," Testimony during Hearings on "United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges and Opportunities," before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate (July 23, 2008)p. 283
Is U.S. Refusal to Join the International Criminal Court Wise?p. 292
Yes: Brett Schaefer and Steven Groves, from "The U.S. Should Not Join the International Criminal Court," Backgrounder on International Organization, The Heritage Foundation (August 18, 2009)p. 294
No: Jonathan F. Fanton, from "The Challenge of International Justice," Remarks to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (May 5, 2008)p. 308
Should the United States Ratify the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women?p. 315
Yes: Harold Hongju Koh, from Testimony during Hearings on "Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women," before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate (June 13, 2002)p. 317
No: Grace Smith Melton, from "CEDAW: How U.N. Interference Threatens the Rights of American Women," Heritage Foundation Backgrounder #2227 (January 9, 2009)p. 323
The Environmentp. 333
Are Warnings About Global Warming Unduly Alarmist?p. 334
Yes: James Inhofe, from Remarks on the Floor of the U.S. Senate, Congressional Record (October 26, 2007)p. 336
No: Barbara Boxer, from Remarks on the Floor of the U.S. Senate, Congressional Record (October 29, 2007)p. 349
Contributorsp. 362
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