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Taking sides
Clashing views on global issues
4th ed.
selected, edited, and with introductions by James E. Harf and Mark Owen Lombardi

Published 2007 by McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series in Dubuque, IA .
Written in English.

About the Book

[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 variety of viewpoints 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 view and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion. -Back cover.

Table of Contents

Global population: Are declining growth rates rather than rapid population growth today's major global population problem?; Should the international community attempt to curb population growth in the developing world?; 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?; Has the international community designed an adequate strategy to address human trafficking? Is globalization a positive development for the world community?; Is the world a victim of American cultural imperialism?; Do global financial institutions and multinational corporations exploit the developing world?
The new global security dilemma: Does immigration policy affect terrorism?; Are we headed toward a nuclear 9/11?; Are cultural and ethnic wars the defining dimensions of twenty-first century conflict?; Can nuclear proliferation be stopped?; Has U.S. hegemony rendered the United Nations irrelevant?.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series
Other Titles
Clashing views on global issues, Global issues


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Library of Congress
JZ1318 .T35 2007

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