"It is interesting and well-written and should generate some student discussion...The "Questions" box at the end of each article is well-placed and is welcome."
Cutting-edge readings on current global topics
Courses on globalization have spread rapidly across the social science curriculum, mirroring the ever-growing global nature of our daily lives. This reader has been designed with this specific course in mind and allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in globalization in the words of the original authors.
Readings have been selected from several well respected journals as well as from the popular press. The journal articles, including many selections from SAGE social science journals, have been edited to make them more user-friendly for the undergraduate student. Key themes include the topics of inequality, education, conflict, health, energy, and environment as they relate to globalization
- A topic guide provides context for the readings, thus aiding the instructor to better integrate the material into the course
- Well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student
- Discussion questions for each article reinforce student comprehension
- A list of additional Internet links is provided to offer further resources in areas of interest
Developed to be an effective compilation of readings for numerous courses taught in departments of sociology, anthropology, history, political science and global studies, this book will enhance any introductory level to upper-division special topics course focused on contemporary global issues.
SECTION 1: A CHANGING WORLD
Pranab Bardhan. Journal of South Asian Development. Vol. 1 No. 1 2006.
Charles Fishman. Fast Company. December 2003.
Steve Ellner. Latin American Perspectives. Vol. 29 No. 6. 2002.
Michaele Weissman. The New York Times. June 22, 2006.
David Korten. Yes! Magazine. Summer 2006.
SECTION 2: INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
John Cassidy. New Yorker. April 11, 2005.
Paul Raffaele. Smithsonian. September 2005.
Sharifa Begum and Binayak Sen. Environment and Urbanization. Vol. 17 No. 2 2002.
Nancy Gibbs. Time. January 2, 2006.
Mercedes Olivera. Latin American Perspectives Vol. 33, No. 2. 2006.
Marco Visscher. Ode Magazine. April 2005.
SECTION 3: EDUCATION
Ronald Lindahl. Journal of Studies in International Education. Vol. 10 No. 1 Spring 2006.
Angelo Carfagna. FDU Magazine. Spring 2006.
Michael Wines. The New York Times. April 30, 2005.
SECTION 4: CONFLICT
Graham Murray. Race and Class Vol. 47 No. 2. 2006.
Rosemary Foot. International Relations, Vol. 20, No 2. 2006.
David M. Malone. International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 2. 2006.
Victor D. Cha. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 37, No. 3. 2000.
Ray Wilkinson. Vol 4 No 141. 2006.
SECTION 5: HEALTH
Unmesh Kher. Time Magazine. May 21, 2006.
Celia W. Dugger and Donald. G. McNeil, Jr. The New York Times. March 20, 2006.
Monika Steffen. Journal of European Social Policy Vol. 14. 2004
Celia W. Dugger. The New York Times. May 24, 2006.
SECTION 6: ENERGY
Julia Maxted. Journal of Developing Societies Vol. 22, No. 1. 2006.
Mark Hertsgaard. Vanity Fair. May 2006.
Gregg Easterbrook. The Atlantic. September 2006.
SECTION 7: Shah M. Tarzi, Sociology Department, Bradley University, 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625, ENVIRONMENT
Bruce Ferguson and Jesus Navarrete. Environment and Urbanization, 2003. SAGE Publications.
Charles Munn. Grist Magazine. April 14, 2006.
Lawrence Osborne. New Yorker. April 18, 2005
Scott Sernau. IU International News. Spring 2006.