Introduction to Global Studies

ISBN-10: 1405187360
ISBN-13: 9781405187367
Edition: 2010
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

#60;b#62;Patricia J. Campbell#60;/b#62; is the Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University. She is the co-editor of #60;i#62;Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions#60;/i#62; (1998) and has written numerous articles and chapters in books and scholarly journals including, #60;i#62;Journal of Political Science Education#60;/i#62;#60;i#62;.#60;/i#62;#60;p#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Christy Stevens#60;/b#62; is the University Library's Information Literacy Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona. She has published several articles focusing on information literacy in the political science and global studies contexts, including articles in #60;i#62;Journal of Political Science Education#60;/i#62; and #60;i#62;Reference Services Review#60;/i#62;.#60;p#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Aran MacKinnon#60;/b#62; is Professor of History and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of #60;i#62;The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics#60;/i#62; (2004).

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Going Global
Introduction
Why Global Studies?
What We Talk About When We Talk About Globalization
Dimensions of Globalization
In Focus: Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations"
Global Citizenship: Rights, Responsibility, Inequalities, and Connections
Conclusion
Nation-state System
Introduction
Nations, States, and the Nation-state System
Emergence of the Nation-state System
Struggling States
The Nation-state's Challenges and Competitors
In Focus: Terrorists
Conclusion
International Organizations
Introduction
Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
In Focus: Amnesty International
Conclusion
Human Rights
Introduction
Where Do Human Rights Come From?
Human Rights in the Modern Era
In Focus: What Is Torture?
How Are Human Rights Monitored and Enforced?
Emerging Human Rights
Human Rights and Non-state Actors
Human Rights Abuses: Why They Affect Us All
Conclusion
The Natural Environment
Introduction
Global Climate Change
In Focus: Chico Mendes and Brazil's Rubber-tappers
Ongoing Global Environmental Challenges
Waste Production
Environmental Discrimination
International Environmental Protection Efforts
Conclusion
Population and Consumption
Introduction
Global Population
Population Pressures
Consumption
Global Consumption Patterns
In Focus: Population Growth, Aging, and Consumption in the Land of the Lonely Hearts Club
Conclusion
Infectious Disease and Globalization
Introduction
Microbes and Infectious Diseases: A Brief Overview
Infectious Disease and Globalization: The Current Picture
In Focus: AIDS and Globalization
The Global Fight against Infectious Disease: Current Challenges
Conclusion
The Gendered World
Introduction
Defining Our Terms
Gender, Poverty, and Development
In Focus: Microcredit
Labor and Migration
Human Security and Human Rights
Education and Health
Conclusion
Information and Communication Technologies
Introduction
Information and Communication Technologies
The Information Age
Networked: The Impact of the Internet
The Digital Divide
In Focus: Internet Censorship
New Media
Conclusion
War and Violent Conflict
Introduction
When Does Violent Conflict become War?
Types of War and Violent Conflict
In Focus: Geno/Politicide Risk Factors
War and Pre-history
The History of War
Causes of War
Ethical and Legal Dimensions of War
In Focus: Private Military Companies
The Costs of War
Conclusion
Peace
Introduction
What Constitutes Peace? Defining Our Terms
Origins of the Modern Peace Movement
Waging Peace
Global Connections: The Personal Dimension of Peace
In Focus: United Fruit
Conclusion
Glossary
Index

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