An Introduction to Global Studies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2010 - Political Science - 417 pages
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world.
  • Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists
  • Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community
  • Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material
 

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Contents

Going Global
1
Nationstate System
31
International Organizations
51
Human Rights
87
The Natural Environment
122
Chico Mendes and Brazils Rubbertappers
129
Waste Production
142
Environmental Discrimination
148
Information and Communication Technologies
251
War and Violent Conflict
290
Types of War and Violent Conflict
293
The History of War
300
Causes of War
309
Private Military Companies
321
Conclusion
333
Peace
339

Conclusion
155
Population and Consumption
161
Infectious Disease and Globalization
187
The Gendered World
214
Glossary
375
Index
393
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Patricia J. Campbell is Professor and Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University. She is the co-editor of Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions (1998) and has written numerous articles and chapters in books and scholarly journals, including International Feminist Journal of Politics and Journal of Political Science Education.

Aran MacKinnon is Professor of History and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics (2004) and numerous scholarly articles as well as co-editor of a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal, Studies in the Social Sciences (2005).

Christy R. Stevens 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 Journal of Political Science Education and Reference Services Review.

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