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Taking sides : clashing views on controversial issues in world politics / selected, edited, and with introductions by John T. Rourke
Alternate Title Clashing views on controversial issues in world politics
Issues in world politics
12th ed
Dubuque, IA : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, c2006
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  D860 .T357 2006    AVAILABLE
Gift from P. Fossum, 2010
Subject(s) World politics
International relations -- Public opinion
Physical Description xxvi, 342 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part 1: Globalization. Is economic globalization a positive trend? -- Does globalization threaten cultural diversity? -- Will state sovereignty survive globalism? -- Part 2: Regional and country issues. Should the United States decrease its global presence? -- Should the United States continue to encourage a United Europe? -- Is Russian foreign policy taking an unsettling turn? -- Does a strict "One China" policy still make sense? -- Should North Korea's nuclear arms program evoke a hard-line response? -- Was war with Iraq justified? -- Are strict sanctions of Cuba warranted? -- Part 3: Economic issues. Is capitalism the best model for the global economy? -- Should the rich countries forgive all the debt owed by the poor countries? -- Part 4: Issues about violence. Is preemptive war an unacceptable doctrine? -- Is the war on terrorism succeeding? -- Is government-ordered assassination sometimes acceptable? -- Part 5: International law and organization issues. Is the United Nations fundamentally flawed? -- Should the United States ratify the international criminal court treaty? -- Is the convention of the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women worthy of support? -- Part 6: People and environment. Do environmentalists overstate their case?
NOTE Gift from P. Fossum, 2010
Series Taking sides
Alternate Author Rourke, John T., 1945-
Library donation, 2010

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