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Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial issues in world politics

Author: John T Rourke
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John T Rourke
ISBN: 0073527165 9780073527161
OCLC Number: 60812602
Description: xxvi, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Globalization. Is economic globalization a positive trend? --
Does globalization threaten cultural diversity? --
Will state sovereignty survive globalism? --
pt. 2. Regional and country issues. Should the United States decrease its global presence? --
Should the United States continue to encourage a United Europe? --
Is Russian foreign policy taking an unsettling turn? --
Does a strict "one China" policy still make sense? --
Should North Korea's nuclear arms program evoke a hard-line response? --
Would it be an error to establish a Palestinian state? --
Was war with Iraq justified? --
Are strict sanctions on Cuba warranted? --
pt. 3. Economic issues. Is capitalism the best model for the global economy? --
Should the rich countries forgive all the debt owed by the poor countries --
pt. 4. Issues about violence. Is preemptive war an unacceptable doctrine? --
Is the War on Terrorism succeeding? --
Is government-ordered assassination sometimes acceptable? --
pt. 5. International law and organization issues. Is the United Nations fundamentally flawed? --
Should the United States ratify the International Criminal Court Treaty? --
Is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women worthy of support? --
pt. 6. People and the environment. Do environmentalists overstate their case?
Other Titles: Clashing views on controversial issues in world politics
World politics
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by John T. Rourke.

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