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Global issues : an introduction

Author: John L Seitz
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the nature and background of some of the central economic, social, political, and environmental issues of modern times. Population growth, hunger, extinction, global warming and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Seitz
ISBN: 0631226419 9780631226413 0631226427 9780631226420
OCLC Number: 248449331
Description: XVI, 304 Seiten : Diagramme ; 26 cm
Contents: List of PlatesList of Figures and TablesForewordIntroduction: The Creation of Global Issues1 Wealth and Poverty The Millennium Development Goals Development Assistance and Foreign AidThe Market ApproachThe State ApproachThe Civil Society ApproachGeography and Wealth, Geography and PovertyGlobalizationConclusionsNotesFurther Reading2 PopulationThe Changing Population of the WorldCauses of the Population ExplosionHow Population Growth Affects DevelopmentHow Development Affects Population GrowthGovernmental Population PoliciesThe FutureConclusionsNotesFurther Reading3 FoodWorld Food ProductionHow Many are Hungry?Causes of World HungerHow Food Affects DevelopmentHow Development Affects FoodThe Green RevolutionGovernmental Food PoliciesFuture Food SuppliesConclusionsNotesFurther Reading4 EnergyThe Energy CrisisResponses by Governments to the Energy CrisisThe Effect of the Energy Crisis on the Development Plans of Less Developed NationsThe Relationship between Energy Use and DevelopmentClimate ChangeThe Energy TransitionConclusionsNotesFurther Reading5 The EnvironmentThe AwakeningThe AirThe WaterThe LandThe Workplace and the HomeThe Use of Natural ResourcesThe Extinction of SpeciesThe Extinction of CulturesEnvironmental PoliticsConclusionsNotesFurther Reading6 TechnologyBenefits of TechnologyShort-Term versus Long-Term Benefits -- the Tragedy of the CommonsUnanticipated Consequences of the Use of TechnologyInappropriate Uses of TechnologyLimits to the "Technological Fix"WarThe Threat of Nuclear Weapons: A Case StudyConclusionsNotesFurther Reading7 Alternative FuturesDoomGrowthSustainable DevelopmentConclusionsNotesFurther ReadingAppendix 1: Studying and Teaching Global IssuesAppendix 2: Relevant VideosAppendix 3: Study and Discussion Questions for Students and TeachersAppendix 4: Relevant Internet WebsitesGlossaryBibliographyIndex
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