Global Issues 5e : An Introduction
Now reorganized and updated throughout, the fifth edition of this well-regarded introductory global issues text continues to reflect the most important aspects of an increasingly globalized world. Reorganized into more accessible chapters better suited to semester-long courses, with new sections covering development, climate change, pollution, and governance. The only survey-level text in the field to unite the perspectives of geography, political science, sociology, ecology, international relations, economics, and development studies. Moves beyond the international to be truly global in focus, with coverage of topics such as wealth and poverty, population, food, energy, natural resources, and technology. Incorporates new case studies and examples, including the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the effects of changing water supply on migration, natural gas fracking, and smart grid technology. Offers a dynamic and accessible narrative with many student-friendly features, such as chapter boxes, a glossary of terms, guides to further reading, media and Internet resources.