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

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  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability examines 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, current examples help readers to better understand their roles as global citizens. The book is divided into three parts: Part I focuses on the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education. Part II focuses 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

The Global Century.Dateline
New York (World Trade Center).Dateline
South Pacific (Amazon millionaires)
Globalization and issues of power and opportunity, exploitation and exclusion, empowerment and integration
Poverty, violence, and environmental destruction and the search for equity, peace, and sustainability
Seeking an Equitable World: Issues of Inequality
Class: A World of Rich and Poor
Dateline: Cantrall, Illinois; Mojokerto, Indonesia.Inequalities Between and Among Nations
Theories of Class and Economy
An Old Argument: Modernization and Dependency Theories
Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Humanizing Development
Work: The Global Assembly Line
Dateline Benin (slave ship); Seattle
The Division of Labor
The New Frontier
Made by Small Hands
Free Trade and Fair Trade
Race to the Bottom.Ordering the World Market
Reversing the Race to the Bottom
Gender and Family: Overburdened Women and Displaced Men
Dateline: Benton Harbor (single parenting)
Nietzsche undone: from superman to super mom
Tired, stressed women and angry, alienated men
Locked In and Shut Out
Global family changes
Feminist theory and world feminist movements
Education: Access and Success
Dateline: Congo and Pakistan
The Foundations of Education
And who will care for the children?Education Around the World
Opening Doors, Opening Minds
Seeking A Peaceful World: Issues of Conflict
Crime: Fear in the Streets
Dateline: Columbia
Seeking security
Street crime and youth violence in the US and around the world
Incarceration around the world
This cokes for you: international drug trade
International crime cartels
War: States of Terror
Dateline: Angola, civil war
How states made war and how war made states
Empires in Collision
From Limited War to Total War to Cold War
From world war to regional conflict
The Global Arms Trade
Military expenditures
Mills and Eisenhower on the military-industrial complex
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Heroes or humanitarians: What then should the military do?The last great war? Theories of peace and conflict
Democracy and Human Rights: Having Our Say
Dateline: Sudan (lost boys, lost girls)
From bands to states
Nationalism and independence
Democracy and its alternatives: forms of government
ODonnell and authoritarianism versus democracy
Is God a democrat?Campaign problems: Germany, Mexico, US
Guerilla movements
Sri Lanka and Columbia
Central America
Freedom fights and terrorists
Soldier boys (and girls): Child soldiersAfter the repression: the return of Pinochet, South African Truth Commission, Argentine Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo,UN Statement on human rights
US policy from Carter to Bush
Tiananmen Square and the China debate
International law and the world court
Ethnicity and Religion: Deep Roots and Unholy Hate
Dateline: Pakistan
The links between ethnicity, religion and power
Ethno-religious tensions and conflict in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, India, Indonesia and New York
Huntington and the clash of civilizations
Barber on Jihad and McWorld: Resurgent fundamentalism
Horowitz and ethnic competition theory
The God of the poor: Liberation theory
Identity and international terrorism
Terror, counter-terror and state terror
Seeking A Sustainable World: Environmental Issues
Dateline Arizona (Mesa)
Ethiopian shoeshine boys
The urban millennium: Worldwide urbanization
Central place theory
Sprawl and hyper-urbanization
The global ghetto: spread of shanty towns
Seeking livable cities
Population and Health: Only the Poor Die Young
Dateline Mexico: AIDSThe population bomb debate
Demographic transition theory
Life expectancy and infant mortality
Controversies over population control: China and India, the Cairo conference and the Vatican
Controversies over health care reform
Chinas barefoot doctors
Technology and Energy: Panacea or Pandoras Box?Braz
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