Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability (2nd Edition)

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9780205578849: Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability (2nd Edition)

This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and the social problems of inequality, war and violence, and environmental sustainability that are occurring on a global scale.  Clear writing and vivid examples help students to better understand their role as global citizens.

 

The book is divided into three parts:

Part I focuses on  the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education. 

Part II focuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war.  

Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding and environmental destruction. 

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Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability examines the various dimensions of globalization and the social problems of inequality, war and violence, and environmental sustainability that are occurring on a global scale. Clear writing and vivid, current examples help readers to better understand their roles as global citizens.


The book is divided into three parts:


Part I focuses on the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education.


Part II focuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war.


Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding, and environmental destruction.

About the Author:

Scott Sernau (Ph.D. Cornell University) is Professor of Sociology at Indiana University South Bend where he regularly teaches courses on globalization, social and international inequalities, family, urban society, and race and ethnic relations.  He is the author of Economies of Exclusion: Underclass Poverty and Labor Market Change, Critical Choices: Applying Sociological Insight, Bound: Living in the Globalized World, and Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities in a Global Economy.  He has won numerous campus and statewide teaching awards and serves on the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching. 

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