Global Issues

ISBN-10: 0205854591

ISBN-13: 9780205854592

Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Richard J. Payne

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From democratization, human rights, and global finance to terrorism, pandemics, and climate change, Global Issues is a current and topical look at the forces driving globalization.This texts surveys global problems that transcend boundaries and are challenging the international system. for global issues or international relations courses, this is the only text of its kind to place complex issues into comprehensive context and thus explain the growing political, economic, and cultural interdependence visible in the headlines and in students' lives.
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List price: $62.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Richard J. Payne is Distinguished Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.

Preface
Maps
Global Issues: Challenges of Globalization
Introduction
From International Relations to Global Issues
Pluralism and Interdependence
The Growth of the Modern State
Sovereignty
The Decline of Sovereignty
The European Union: Redefining Sovereignty
The Rise of Nonstate Actors
The Catholic Church
Transnational Corporations
Interdependence and Globalization
Causes of Globalization
Forms of Globalization
Economic Globalization
Financial Globalization
Political Globalization
Military Globalization
Cultural Globalization
Environmental Globalization
Criminal Globalization
Periods of Globalization16
Resistance to Globalization
Debating Globalization
Case Study Challenges Facing the Catholic Church
Summary and Review
The Struggle for Primacy in a Global Society
Introduction
Power and Leadership
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
Strategies for Maintaining Power
America
Challenging American Hegemony
China
Threats to U.S. Power: Emerging Powers and Nonstate Actors
Domestic Threats to American Hegemony
Will the United States Remain the Dominant Power?
Case Study Challenges Facing China
Summary and Review
Human Rights
Introduction
Globalization and Human Rights
Nongovernmental Organizations and Human Rights
Global Companies and Human Rights
Development of Human Rights
Social Contract Theories and Human Rights
Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Marxism
Legal Positivism and Human Rights
Globalization of Human Rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Philosophical Controversies Over Human Rights
Universalism Versus Cultural Relativis
Individuals and Communities
Relationship Between Rights and Obligations
Prioritizing Human Rights
Absolutism Versus Consequentialism
Human Rights Regimes
Enforcing Human Rights Globally
Sanctions
Humanitarian Intervention: Responsibility to Protect
Responding to Genocide
The International Criminal Court
Women and Human Rights
Sexual Violence: Rape as a Weapon of War
Islam and Human Rights
Fighting Terrorism and Protecting Human Rights
The Death Penalty and Human Rights
Case Study Homosexuals and Human Rights
Summary and Review
Promoting Democracy
Introduction
Democracy
Political Participation and Democracy
Women's Political Participation and Democracy
Factors Conducive to Democracy
Promoting Democracy
Global Civil Society and the Promotion of Democracy
The Promotion of Democracy by the United States
Imposing Democracy by Force in Iraq
Transitions to Democracy
Latin America
Russia
Islam and Democracy in the Middle East
Global Governance and Democracy
International Regimes
Making Global Institutions More Democratic
Case Study Democratic Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa
Summary and Review
Global Terrorism
Introduction
Defining Terrorism
Factors Conducive to Terrorism
Goals, Strategies, and Weapons of Terrorism
Financing Terrorism
The Costs of Terrorism
Costs to Individuals
Economic Costs
Costs to Governments
Foreign Policy Costs
Costs to Democracy
Kinds of Terrorism
Domestic Terrorism
Nationalist Terrorism
Religious Terrorism
Box Notes of Religious Terrorists Who Attacked America
State Terrorism
Global Terrorism
Responding to Terrorism
Fighting Terrorism and Protecting Democracy
Case Study Terrorism in Pakistan
Summary and Review
Weapons Proliferation
Introduction
The Proliferation of Weapons
Reasons for the Proliferation of Weapons
The Proliferation of Small Arms
The Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
China and Japan
India and Pakistan
The Middle East
North Korea
America's Nuclear Response to Nuclear Proliferation
Chemical and Biological Weapons
Nonproliferation Regimes
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Curbing Chemical and Biological Weapons
CASE STUDY Countries That Abandoned Nuclear Weapons Programs
Summary and Review
The Global Financial Crisis
Introduction
Causes of the Global Financial Crisis
Deregulation of Financial Markets
Financial Innovations
Executive Compensation
Low Interest Rates
Subprime Loans
Speculation
The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
Foreclosures
Decline in Manufacturing and Trade
Global Power Shift
Global Responses to the Financial Crisis
America's Response
European Responses
China's Response
Financial Regulations
CASE STUDY Ireland: The Decline of the Celtic Tiger
Summary and Review
Global Trade
Introduction
The Globalization of Free Trade
Exchange Rates, Budget Deficits, and Trade
Barriers to Free Trade
Do Trade Deficits Matter?
Global Companies and Global Factories
Global Trade and Low Wages
Global Companies Promote Equality
Labor Unions and Global Trade
Global Trade Disputes
Tariffs
Quotas
Subsidies
Genetically Modified Food
Global Trade and the Environment
Diseases and Global Trade
Regional Trade Blocs
The European Union
The North American Free Trade Agreement
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The South American Common Market
Case Study The Growing Power of Emerging Markets: Brazil
Summary and Revie
Global Inequality and Poverty
Introduction
Does Inequality Matter?
The Globalization and Inequality Debate
Globalists Make Their Case
Antiglobalists Make Their Case
Global Inequality
Inequality Between Developed and Developing Countries
Causes of Inequality Between Rich and Poor Countries
Inequality Within Rich Countries
The United States
Other Industrialized Countries
Inequality Within Poor Countries
Gender Inequality
Global Poverty
Closing the Gap
Case Study Food Insecurity and Rising Food Prices
Summary and Review
Environmental Issues
Introduction
The Globalization of Environmental Problems
Nongovernmental Organizations and the Environment
Women and the Environment
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment
Strategies Used by Nongovernmental Organizations
Biodiversity
Endangered Species and Wildlife Protection
Deforestation
Causes of Deforestation
Efforts to Prevent Deforestation
Ocean Resources-Fishing
Ocean Pollution
Global Warming and Climate Change
Water Scarcity
Military Activities and the Environment
Case Study The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Summary and Review
Population and Migration
Introduction
Population
Population Issues in Developing Countries
Population Issues in Developed Countries
Global Migration
Gender and Migration
Types of Migration
Causes of Migration
Push Factors
Refugees
Pull Factors
Case Studies
The United States
Western Europe
Social, Economic, and Political Implications of Migration
The Impact of Migration on Sending Countries
The Impact of Migration on Receiving Countries
Case Study Global Aging and Pensions
Summary and Review
Global Crime
Introduction
The Globalization of Crime
The Global Drug Problem
Efforts to Control the Drug Problem
Global Smuggling of Migrants
Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking
Criminal Gangs and Kidnapping
Illegal Trade in Endangered Animals and Plants
Cybercrimes and Piracy
Global Responses to Crime
Case Study Government Corruption in India
Summary and Review
The Globalization of Disease
Introduction
Globalization of Infectious Diseases
Global Travel and Communications
Human Security and Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Influenza and Avian Flu
Malaria, Dengue, and Yellow Fever
Malaria
Tuberculosis
HIV/AIDS
Africa
Global Responses to Aids
SARS
Global Responses to Infectious Diseases
Case Study Obesity: A Global Epidemic
Summary and Review
Cultural Clashes and Conflict Resolution
Introduction
Cultural Influences on Conflicts
Clashing Civilizations
The West and the Muslim World
The United States and Islam
Clashes Among Nations
Ethnic Conflicts
Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity
The Causes of Ethnic Conflict
Ethnic Clashes
Resolving Cultural Conflicts
Negotiation
Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention
Peacemaking
Peacebuilding
Case Study War in Afghanistan
Summary and Review
Photo Credits
Index
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