Global Issues: An Introduction

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Global Issues, Third Edition is an introduction to many of the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life.

  • Offers a unified perspective on a complex range of global issues in a variety of societies, both developed and developing
  • Includes new sections on foreign aid and development assistance, terrorism, the relationship between geography and wealth and poverty, food and the overweight, and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Features an updated and expanded section on climate change, as well as a new glossary
  • Illustrates key topics and issues with diagrams and photographs
  • Provides guides to further reading, media, and internet resources, and suggestions for discussing and studying the material

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Global Issues, Third Edition is an introduction to many of the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life. The book covers a range of perspectives on a variety of societies, both developed and developing. Author John L. Seitz writes clearly and stresses the need for informed, critical thinking. The text is extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs; contains guides to further reading, media, and internet resources; and includes suggestions for discussing and studying the material.This new edition has been fully updated throughout and features new sections on foreign aid and development assistance, terrorism, the relationship between geography and wealth and poverty, food and the overweight, and the Millennium Development Goals. The section on climate change has been expanded, and for the first time a glossary is included.This unified perspective is ideal for introductory courses in departments of geography, politics, sociology, and environmental science. Previous editions have been used around the world and have been translated into several languages including Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese.

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John L. Seitz is Professor Emeritus of Government at Wofford College. He earned a BA and MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin. He has extensive first-hand experience of South Korea, Iran, Brazil, Liberia, and Pakistan.

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