Introducing Global Issues

Introducing Global Issues
Author: Michael T. Snarr,Neil Snarr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781626375468
ISBN 13: 1626375461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How is new technology¿cyberwarfare, drones, and more¿affecting global security? Are the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals having an impact? What progress are governments making in dealing with climate change? Is there a viable solution to the Syrian refugee crisis? How do we reconcile the concepts of universal human rights and national sovereignty? These are among the difficult questions addressed in this new, fully revised and updated edition of Introducing Global Issues. The material has been successfully designed for readers with little or no prior knowledge of the topics covered. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issue addressed, identifies central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. Discussion questions are posed to enhance students¿ appreciation of the complexities involved, and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text. Michael T. Snarr is associate professor of social and political studies at Wilmington College. D. Neil Snarr is professor emeritus of sociology at Wilmington College.

Introducing Global Issues

Introducing Global Issues
Author: Michael T. Snarr,Neil Snarr
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781588260116
ISBN 13: 1588260119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introducing Global Issues 3Rd Edition

Introducing Global Issues 3Rd Edition
Author: Michael T. Snarr,D Neil Snarr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788130904221
ISBN 13: 8130904225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Issues

Global Issues
Author: John L. Seitz,Kristen A. Hite
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 047065564X
ISBN 13: 9780470655641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues Book Review:

Extensively revised and updated, the new Fourth Edition of Global Issues: An Introduction offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest global developments Examines the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life The only book of its kind to use the concept of development to illustrate how different global issues are interrelated Includes a new section on nuclear energy Chapter boxes examine ways that individuals can have a positive impact on the issues examined within the text Key features include a glossary of terms; guides to further reading, media, and Internet resources; and suggestions for discussing and studying the material

Introducing Global Issues 4Th Ed

Introducing Global Issues  4Th Ed
Author: Michael T.Snarr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788130912226
ISBN 13: 8130912228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introducing Global Englishes

Introducing Global Englishes
Author: Nicola Galloway,Heath Rose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-01-09
ISBN 10: 1317560698
ISBN 13: 9781317560692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book: Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English. Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language. Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources. Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.

Global Politics

Global Politics
Author: Jenny Edkins,Maja Zehfuss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN 10: 1135128146
ISBN 13: 9781135128142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Politics Book Review:

The 2nd edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction continues to provide a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective. Completely revised and updated throughout, the 2nd edition also offers additional chapters on key issues such as environmental politics, nationalism, the internet, democratization, colonialism, the financial crisis, political violence and human rights. Global Politics: Examines the most significant issues in global politics – from war, peacebuilding, terrorism, security, violence, nationalism and authority to poverty, development, postcolonialism, human rights, gender, inequality, ethnicity and what we can do to change the world Offers chapters written to a common structure which is ideal for teaching and learning and features a key question, an illustrative example, general responses and broader issues Integrates theory and practice throughout the text, by presenting theoretical ideas and concepts in conjunction with a global range of historical and contemporary case studies Drawing on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies and development this innovative textbook is essential reading for all students of global politics and international relations.

Introducing Global Health Practice Policy and Solutions

Introducing Global Health  Practice  Policy  and Solutions
Author: Peter Muennig,Celina Su
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-12
ISBN 10: 1118233999
ISBN 13: 9781118233993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, andSolutions is a contemporary overview of the major issues inglobal public health. The book explores how population health mightbe maximized with the right blend of health system, education,antipoverty, infectious disease, urban development, governance, andincentive-based policies. It covers topics critical forunderstanding the state of the world today, including wars fornatural resources, the missing women phenomenon, and whether globalaid really works. The book's case studies focus on developingeconomies, mixed economies, and new emerging superpowers. Thematicchapters are interwoven with running motifs, such as the healthrisks and benefits associated with different totalitarian,capitalist, and market socialist economies. Moving beyondstatistics, the book represents a major innovation in the teachingof global health by presenting technical concepts including theincidence and prevalence of disease within the context of moreaccessible topics such as global poverty. This helps studentscontextualize otherwise challenging but critical concepts, such asthe burden of infectious disease. By encouraging reflection, focusing on what works, and usingactivities and exercises, Introducing Global Health bothteaches fundamentals of global public health and cultivates apolicy perspective that is appealing and compelling for today'sstudents.

International Relations from the Global South

International Relations from the Global South
Author: Arlene B. Tickner,Karen Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 1317629558
ISBN 13: 9781317629559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This exciting new textbook challenges the implicit notions inherent in most existing International Relations (IR) scholarship and instead presents the subject as seen from different vantage points in the global South. Divided into four sections, (1) the IR discipline, (2) key concepts and categories, (3) global issues and (4) IR futures, it examines the ways in which world politics have been addressed by traditional core approaches and explores the limitations of these treatments for understanding both Southern and Northern experiences of the "international." The book encourages readers to consider how key ideas have been developed in the discipline, and through systematic interventions by contributors from around the globe, aims at both transforming and enriching the dominant terms of scholarly debate. This empowering, critical and reflexive tool for thinking about the diversity of experiences of international relations and for placing them front and center in the classroom will help professors and students in both the global North and the global South envision the world differently. In addition to general, introductory IR courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels it will appeal to courses on sociology and historiography of knowledge, globalization, neoliberalism, security, the state, imperialism and international political economy.

Global Inequality

Global Inequality
Author: Branko Milanovic
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN 10: 0674969766
ISBN 13: 9780674969766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner Institut A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. “The data [Milanovic] provides offer a clearer picture of great economic puzzles, and his bold theorizing chips away at tired economic orthodoxies.” —The Economist “Milanovic has written an outstanding book...Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief. As you would expect from one of the world’s leading experts on this topic, Milanovic has added significantly to important recent works by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and François Bourguignon...Ever-rising inequality looks a highly unlikely combination with any genuine democracy. It is to the credit of Milanovic’s book that it brings out these dangers so clearly, along with the important global successes of the past few decades. —Martin Wolf, Financial Times

Introducing Globalization

Introducing Globalization
Author: Matthew Sparke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2013-02-04
ISBN 10: 0631231293
ISBN 13: 9780631231295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Globalization Book Review:

Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization

Introduction to Global Politics

Introduction to Global Politics
Author: Richard W. Mansbach,Kirsten L. Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136517375
ISBN 13: 9781136517372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Introduction to Global Politics places an increased emphasis on the themes of continuity and change. It continues to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state, and global levels, students are introduced to key developments in global politics, helping them make sense of major trends that are shaping our world. This is a highly illustrated textbook with informative and interactive boxed material throughout. Chapter opening timelines contextualise the material that follows, and definitions of key terms are provided in a glossary at the end of the book. Every chapter ends with student activities, cultural materials, and annotated suggestions for further reading that now include websites. Key updates for this edition: New chapter on 'The causes of war and the changing nature of violence in global politics' New chapter on 'Technology and global politics' Enhanced coverage of theory including post-positivist theories Uses ‘levels of analysis’ framework throughout the text New material on the financial crisis, BRIC and Iran Introduction to Global Politics continues to be essential reading for students of political science, global politics and international relations.

An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations
Author: Richard Devetak,Anthony Burke,Jim George
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-10-17
ISBN 10: 1139505602
ISBN 13: 9781139505604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Invaluable to students and those approaching the subject for the first time, An Introduction to International Relations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to international relations, its traditions and its changing nature in an era of globalisation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it features chapters written by a range of experts from around the world. It presents a global perspective on the theories, history, developments and debates that shape this dynamic discipline and contemporary world politics. Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0735280452
ISBN 13: 9780735280458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Review:

In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches
Author: Manuel Perez Garcia,Lucio De Sousa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9811040532
ISBN 13: 9789811040535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Rethinking the ways global history is envisioned and conceptualized in diverse countries such as China, Japan, Mexico or Spain, this collections considers how global issues are connected with our local and national communities. It examines how the discipline had evolved in various historiographies, from Anglo Saxon to southern European, and its emergence in Asia with the rapid development of the Chinese economy motivation to legitimate the current uniqueness of the history and economy of the nation. It contributes to the revitalization of the field of global history in Chinese historiography, which have been dominated by national narratives and promotes a debate to open new venues in which important features such as scholarly mobility, diversity and internationalization are firmly rooted, putting aside national specificities. Dealing with new approaches on the use of empirical data by framing the proper questions and hypotheses and connecting western and eastern sources, this text opens a new forum of discussion on how global history has penetrated in western and eastern historiographies, moving the pivotal axis of analysis from national perspectives to open new venues of global history.

International Studies

International Studies
Author: Sheldon Anderson,Mark Allen Peterson,Stanley W Toops
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0429974787
ISBN 13: 9780429974786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Studies Book Review:

This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports. .

An Introduction to Global Citizenship

An Introduction to Global Citizenship
Author: Nigel Dower
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780748614707
ISBN 13: 0748614702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Examines a wide range of arguments dealing with global citizenship from an ethical, social, and political point of view.

Saving Languages

Saving Languages
Author: Lenore A. Grenoble,Lindsay J. Whaley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780521016520
ISBN 13: 0521016525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A guide to language revitalization, presenting the issues and practices involved in preventing language loss.

Globalization of Technology

Globalization of Technology
Author: Proceedings of the Sixth Convocation of The Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1988-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309038421
ISBN 13: 9780309038423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The technological revolution has reached around the world, with important consequences for business, government, and the labor market. Computer-aided design, telecommunications, and other developments are allowing small players to compete with traditional giants in manufacturing and other fields. In this volume, 16 engineering and industrial experts representing eight countries discuss the growth of technological advances and their impact on specific industries and regions of the world. From various perspectives, these distinguished commentators describe the practical aspects of technology's reach into business and trade.

Glocalization

Glocalization
Author: Victor Roudometof
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN 10: 1317936299
ISBN 13: 9781317936299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glocalization Book Review:

This book seeks to provide a critical introduction to the under-theorized concept of Glocalization. While the term has been slowly diffused into social-scientific vocabulary, to date, there is no book in circulation that specifically discusses this concept. Historically theorists have intertwined the concepts of the ‘global’ and the ‘glocal’ or have subsumed the ‘glocal’ under other concepts – such as cosmopolitanization. Moreover, theorists have failed to give ‘local’ due attention in their theorizing. The book argues that the terms ‘global’, the ‘local’ and the ‘glocal’ are in need of unambiguous and theoretically and methodologically sound definitions. This is a prerequisite for their effective operationalization and application into social research. Glocalization is structured in two parts: Part I introduces the term, seeking to provide a history and critical assessment of theorists' past use of glocalization and offering an alternative perspective and a clear, effective and applicable definition of the term, explaining the limitations of the term globalization and the value of defining glocalization. Part II then moves on to illustrate how the concept of glocalization can be used to broaden our understanding and analysis of a wide range of issues in world politics including the 21st century culture of consumption, transnationalism & cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and religious traditions. Utilizing a wide range of historical, ethnographic and real-life examples from various domains this work will be essential reading for students and scholars of Globalization and will be of great interest to those in the field of Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Studies.