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Global Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0205779050
ISBN-13: 9780205779055
Edition: 4th 2011
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List price: $146.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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Preface
Introduction to the Modern World
Perceptions of the World
The Physical World
The Political World
The Ethnic World
Emergence of the Modern World
The World in 1350
Early European Expansion: From the 1400s to the Early 1600s
Later European Expansion: From the 1600s to the Early 1900s
The Twentieth-Century World
Post-World War II Trends
U.S. Leadership
The Soviet Challenge
The End of Colonialism
Increasing Interconnections
Globalization
Exponential Increases in International Economic Transactions
Integration of International/Global Economic Decision Making
Strengthened Political International Governmental Organizations
Increases in International Nongovernmental Contacts and Communication
Visual Analysis 1.1. Lithograph of Uncle Sam and people from American Colonies
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Ethnicity and Global Diversity
Culture: The Definition of Humanity
Culture Change
Cultures, Subcultures, and Other Cultural Classifications
Ethnic Groups
Indigenous Peoples
Immigration
Races
Sex
Gender
Religions
Classes
Reactions to Diversity
Ethnocentrism
Cultural Relativity
Racism and Sexism
Human Rights
Case Study: Female Genital Cutting
Ethnocentrism
Gender/Sex
Human Rights
Visual Analysis 2.1. World Day against Female Circumcision
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Ethnicity and Global Diversity
Global Primacy
Assimilation and Acculturation
Syncretism
State Primacy
Patriotism
Paternalism
Critiques from the Global Primacy Perspective
Cultural Primacy
Diversity Within States
Diversity Between States
Critiques from the Global Primacy and State Primacy Perspectives
Synthesis
Case Study: Nunavut
Foraging Cultures
Changes
Inuit Nationalism
The Territory of Nunavut
Analysis
Perspectives Applied to Nunavut
A View from the Global Primacy Perspective
A View from the State Primacy Perspective
A View from the Cultural Primacy Perspective
Visual Analysis 3.1. Contemporary Life in Nunavut
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Economic Development
Defining the Issue
Underdevelopment: A Vicious Cycle
Dual Economy
Low Productivity
Insufficient Capital
Lack of Human Services
The Colonial Legacy
Outside Interventions
Trade
Aid
Private Investment
Technical Assistance
Contributing Factors
Insufficient Natural Resources
Explosive Population Growth
Lack of Social Cohesion and Wars
Corruption
Case Study: Namibia as a Developing Country
Political and Social Factors
Interrelated, Structural Economic Factors
External Sources of Capital
Visual Analysis 4.1. School girls in Namibia
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Economic Development
Liberal Economics
Comparative Advantage
Policies Needed
Dependency
Structural Inequality-Neocolonialism
Government Intervention
International Economic System
Critique from the Liberal Economics Perspective
Participatory Development
Local Decision Making
Available Technology
Environmental Compatibility
Critiques from the Liberal Economics and Dependency Perspectives
Case Study: Microcredit and Microfinance
Grameen Bank
The Three Economic Perspectives Applied to the Case Study
A View from the Liberal Economics Perspective
A View from the Dependency Perspective
A View from the Participatory Development Perspective
Visual Analysis 5.1. Obtaining Water in Sri Lanka
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Global Health
Ecosystems: The Nature of Environment
Interrelationship of Environmental Systems
Threats to Critical Resources
Air
Water
Land
Plants and Animals
Resources in Balance
Human Health
Diseases
Health Care
Malnutrition
Case Study: Brazil and the Tropical Rain Forest
Amazonian Environment
Economic Uses of the Amazon
Indigenous Peoples
Analysis
Visual Analysis 6.1. Cattle Farming in the Amazon
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Global Health
High-Technology Perspective
Shared-Technology Perspective
Critique from the High-Technology Perspective
Appropriate-Technology Perspective
Critiques from the High-Technology and Shared-Technology Perspectives
Case Study: Pandemics
Perils in a Global Ecosystem
Influenza Pandemics
Analysis
Perspectives on Pandemics
A View from the High-Technology Perspective
A View from the Shared-Technology Perspective
A View from the Appropriate-Technology Perspective
Visual Analysis 7.1. Spanish Flu
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Peace and War
Anarchic Nature of the International System
Sovereignty
International Anarchy
Power
Effects of Globalization
Model of Peace and War
War Strategies
Balance of Power Strategies
International-Rule-of-Law Strategies
Case Study: Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
Visual Analysis 8.1. Afghan man meets a foreigner
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Peace and War
State Sovereignty
Deterrence and Military Power Paradoxes
World Order
One World
Functional Interdependence
U.S. Leadership
World Government
Critique from the State Sovereignty Perspective
Ethnic Autonomy
Critiques from the State Sovereignty and World Order Perspectives
Case Study: The War in Bosnia
A Tangle of Participants
Groups within Bosnia
The Balkan States
International Actors
The Dayton Accord
Analysis
Peace and War Perspectives Applied to the War in Bosnia
A View from the State Sovereignty Perspective
A View from the World Order Perspective
A View from the Ethnic Autonomy Perspective
Visual Analysis 9.1. Bosnian woman
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Glossary
References Cited
Credits
Index

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