Annual Editions Global Issues 09/10

ISBN-10: 007812770X

ISBN-13: 9780078127700

Edition: 25th 2010

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List price: $50.00
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

AE: Global Issues, 09/10
Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Internet References
Global Issues in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview Unit Overview
A Special Moment in History
The Atlantic,May 1998 The interconnected dangers ofoverpopulation, climate change, and pollutionhave been in the headlines for years, but doomsday has not yet arrived
Bill McKibben examines two important questions: What if we have already inflicted serious damage on the planet?
And what if there are only a few decades left to salvage a stable environment?
Can Extreme Poverty Be Eliminated?
Scientific American,September 2005 One of the United Nations Millennium Project’s goals was reducing by half the level of extremepovertyby 201
The director of the project describes how business as usual has to be replaced with programs that address the underlying causes of poverty by improvinghealth, education, water, sanitation, food production, and roads
The Ideology of Development
Foreign Policy,July/August 2007
The author critically evaluates both theeconomic and political assumptionsofdevelopmenttheorists such as Jeffrey Sachs and Thomas Friedman. Easterly argues that the top down approach managed by international bureaucrats has done little to alleviatepovertywhile at the same time minimizing local solutions to economic challenges
This article is an excellent companion piece to other articles in this section, for it presents a distinctly different perspective
The Rise of the Rest
Newsweek,May 12, 2008 There is considerable speculation about thefuturerole of the United States in theinternational economic system
The author discusses the growing political and economic importance of other countries and how the United States must learn to adapt if it is going to maintain its ability to lead
Feminists and Fundamentalists
Current History,March 2006 Thewomen’s movementhad great success during the twentieth century
Today, it faces a backlash
The new challenges facing women are discussed along with strategies to meet them
Population and Food Production Unit Overview
The Century Ahead
Daedalus,Winter 2006 Rapidpopulationgrowth was the dominant demographic trend in the twentieth century
The author argues that the twenty-first century is likely to be the century of aging
The implications of this demographic transition are examined in different regions of the world
Africa’s Restless Youth
Current History,May 2007 While much of the world’s population is aging, Africa is in the midst of ademographicyouth bulge
Thesocial and political consequencesof this are described in this article
Still Hungry: One Eighth of the World’s People Do Not Have Enough to Eat
Scientific American,September 2007 The cause ofhungeris not insufficientfood production
Factors contributing to hunger are discussed along with identifying who is hungry and where they are located
Pandemic Pandemonium
National Journal,July/August 2008 A broad discussion of various diseases and the potential forpandemicsis presented here
The article describes the efforts and challenges facing national andinternational health organizationsas they confront the age-old threat to civilization
The Global Environment and Natural Resources Utilization Unit Overview
Deflating the World’s Bubble Economy
USA Today Magazine,November 2003 Lester Brown is one of the leading commentators on globalenvironmental issues
In this article, he argues that unless damaging trends are reversed, depleted aquifers and exhausted soils could lead to the abandonment of richagricultural areas
Brown also provides case studies of a number of successful transitions to sustainable practices
The Great Leap Backward?
Foreign Affairs,September/October 2007 China’s rapideconomic growthis resulting in deteriorating environmental conditions
These consequences are described along with the government’s ambitious targets forenvironmental protection,which are often ignored by local officials
Water of Life in Peril
Today’s Dietitian,October 2007 The author provides a comprehensive discussion of the strain on fresh water supplies, including inefficient, wasteful irrigation andfoodproduction systems
The article examines different efforts to increase efficiency, includingrecyclingwaste water
Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ Spreading Worldwide
The Sacramento Bee,August 15, 2008 The number of known areas of theoceansand coastal waters where life has been snuffed out due to oxygen depletion has doubled in the last two years
The article summarizes theresearchrelated to this problem
Cry of the Wild
Newsweek,August 6, 2007 Hunting, including protected animals, is amultimillion-dollar business
The impact of hunting onendangered speciesis described along with the efforts to protect the world’s vanishing wildlife
Political Economy Unit Overview
Globalization Debate
Globalization and Its Contents
World Policy Journal,Winter 2004/05
The termglobalizationhas different meanings for different people, often depending on their political perspective
The debate about the positive and negative impacts of this situation is reviewed from a broad historical perspective
The author concludes that the evidence strongly suggests thathuman prosperityis improving as boundaries between people are lowered
It’s a Flat World, After All
The New York Times,April 3, 2005 Thomas Friedman is a well-known commentator who has contributed significantly to the debate aboutglobalization.This article summarizes his latest book
The World IsFlat.He discusses a number oftechnological trendsthat are not only involving new participants in the global economy but also fundamentally changing the way people do business
Why the World Isn’t Flat,Pankaj Ghemawat,Foreign Policy,March/April 2007 The concept ofglobalizationhas defined much of the debate about internationaleconomic activity
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