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Global social issues : an encyclopedia

Author: Christopher G Bates; James Ciment
Publisher: Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2013. 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
Summary:
This landmark reference is a comprehensive, one-stop, interdisciplinary resource that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts. Nearly 150 in-depth, balanced, and thought-provoking articles cover a broad range of critically important topics: the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, and immigration.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Ebook
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
3 volumes (xvi, 1051, I-70 pages) : illustrations
(DLC) 2012021425
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher G Bates; James Ciment
ISBN: 9781784027117 1784027111 0765682931 9780765682932
OCLC Number: 900201405
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (140 entries) : 230 images
Contents: Introduction: Global Social Issues in Perspective --
A --
Adoption --
Affirmative Action --
AIDS/HIV --
Alcohol Use and Abuse --
Animal Rights --
Antiquities Theft and Restitution --
Arms Trade --
Aviation Security --
B --
Biodiversity and Extinction --
Brain Drain and Talent Mobility --
C --
Cancer --
Capital Punishment --
Cardiovascular Disease --
Child Labor --
Children's Rights --
Climate Change --
Conservation and Recycling --
Consumer and Investor Rights and Protections --
Corporate Social Responsibility --
Credit and Debt, Personal and Business --
Crime, Organized --
Crime, Violent --
Crimes Against Humanity --
Cultural, Historic, and Linguistic Preservation --
Cybercrime --
D --
Defense Spending --
Deficits and Sovereign Debt --
Deforestation --
Desertification --
Diabetes --
Digital Divide --
Disability Rights --
Domestic Violence --
Drug Abuse --
Drug Resistance --
Drug Trade --
E --
Education, Higher --
Education, Primary and Secondary --
Elections and Voting --
Energy, Alternative --
Environmental Illnesses --
Environmental Justice --
Ethnic and Religious Conflict --
F --
Failed States and Nation-Building --
Fair Trade --
Farm Policy --
Financial Crises --
Fishing and Fish Stocks --
Food and Drug Safety --
G --
Gambling --
Gastrointestinal Disease --
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues --
Genetically Engineered Crops and Foods --
Government Corruption and Transparency --
H --
Health Care --
Hepatitis --
Homelessness --
Housing Costs, Finance, and Affordability --
Human Rights --
Hunger and Malnutrition --
I --
Identity Fraud --
Immigration, Illegal and Irregular --
Indigenous Peoples' Rights --
Inequality, Income and Wealth --
Infant Mortality --
Influenza --
Infrastructure --
Intellectual Property Rights --
K --
Kidnapping and Hostage-Taking --
L --
Land Mines --
Law, Rule of --
Literacy. M --
Marriage and Divorce --
Mental Health --
Migrant Labor --
Mining Issues --
Money Laundering and Illegal Transfers --
Mosquito-borne Disease --
N --
Natural Disasters, Preparedness and Response --
Neurological Disease --
Nuclear Energy --
Nuclear Proliferation --
O --
Obesity and Eating Disorders --
Oil, Economic and Political Aspects --
Oil, Environmental and Health Aspects --
Organ and Tissue Trade --
P --
Parasitic Disease --
Pesticides and Artificial Fertilizers --
Pharmaceuticals: Availability, Cost, Efficacy, and Safety --
Piracy, Maritime --
Police Corruption and Brutality --
Polio --
Pollution, Air --
Pollution, Water --
Population Growth and Demographic Issues --
Poverty --
Press, Freedom of --
Prisoners and Prisoner Rights --
Privacy --
Privatization --
Protectionism and Free Trade --
Public Health --
R --
Rape and Sexual Assault --
Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Asylum Seekers --
Regulation, Business and Financial --
Religious Freedom --
Reproductive Issues --
Respiratory Disease --
S --
Sanctions, International --
Secrecy, Government --
Self-Determination and Sovereignty --
Sex Tourism and the Sex Trade --
Sexually Transmitted Infections --
Slavery --
Social Networking --
Social Welfare --
Suicide --
T --
Taxation --
Terrorism --
Tobacco --
Torture --
Toxic Waste --
Traffic and Mass Transit --
Tuberculosis --
U --
Underground Economies --
Unemployment --
Unions and Workers' Rights --
Urbanization --
V --
Vaccination --
W --
War Crimes --
Waste Disposal --
Water Supply and Access --
Waterborne Disease --
Wetlands --
Women's Rights --
Working Conditions --
Master Bibliography --
Books --
Web Sites.
Other Titles: Social issues
Responsibility: Christopher G. Bates and James Ciment, editors.

Abstract:

This landmark reference is a comprehensive, one-stop, interdisciplinary resource that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts. Nearly 150 in-depth, balanced, and thought-provoking articles cover a broad range of critically important topics: the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, and immigration.

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