Taking sides. Clashing views on global issues / selected, edited, and with introductions by James E. Harf and Mark Owen LombardiMaterial type: TextSeries: Taking sidesPublication details: [Dubuque, IA] : McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series, c2010Edition: 7th edDescription: xxviii, 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN:
- Clashing views on global issues
- Global issues
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|Books||Centeral Library First Floor - Mass communication||303 H.J.C 2009 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||14811|
Includes bibliographical references
Global population: Are declining growth rates rather than rapid population growth today's major global population problem?; Should the international community refocus on programs to help developing countries curb population growth?; Is global aging in the developed world a major problem?; Does global urbanization lead primarily to undesirable consequences -- Global resources and the environment: Do environmentalists overstate their case?; Should the world continue to rely on oil as a major source of energy?; Will the world be able to feed itself in the foreseeable future?; Is the threat of global warming real?; Is the threat of a global water shortage real? -- Expanding global forces and movements: Can the global community "win" the drug war?; Is the international community adequately prepared to address global health pandemics?; Do adequate strategies exist to combat human trafficking?; Is globalization a positive development for the world community?; Is the world a victim of American cultural imperialism?; Is the global economic crisis an failure of capitalism? -- The new global security dilemma: Are we in a new cold war?; Are we headed toward a nuclear 9/11?; Is religious and cultural extremism a global security threat?; Is a nuclear Iran a global security threat?; Will China be the next superpower?
[This] is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in global policy. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading environmentalists, scientists, and policy makers, reflect a opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides a concise introduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings, and the postscript briefly reviews the opposing opinions and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion. -Back cover
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