Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability (3rd Edition)

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Exploring social problems on a global scale

This text uses social science perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, 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 was designed for courses such as Global Issues, Contemporary Problems, Social Problems, Social Stratification, World Cultures, and Social Change.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Understand social problems on a global scale — from inequalities to sustainability
  • See the interconnections of the world and people throughout the world
  • Learn about issues with a multinational and multidisciplinary approach, so readers will be able to have a broader understanding of the subject

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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 and Director of International Programs at Indiana University South Bend where he regularly teaches courses on social inequality, urban society, sustainability and global issues.  He has taught in Mexico, in France and aboard ship on global voyages with the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program.   He is the author of Economies of Exclusion: Underclass Poverty and Labor Market Change in Mexico; Critical Choices: Applying Sociological Insight in Your Life, Family, and Community; Bound: Living in the Globalized World, and Social Inequalities in a Global Age as well as editor of  Contemporary Readings in Globalization.  He has won six trustee’s teaching awards, as well as the Sylvia Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching and the PA Mack Award for Distinguished Service to Teaching.  He serves on the steering committee of the  IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, the board of the IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future, and the board of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. 

 

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