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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Global Issues presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Global Issues features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Global Issues in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource.
Unit 1 Global Population
Issue 1. Should the International Community Continue to Focus on Programs to Help Developing Countries Curb Population Growth?
Issue 2. Is Global Aging a Major Problem?
Issue 3. Does Global Urbanization Lead Primarily to Undesirable Consequences?
Unit 2 Global Resources and the Environment
Issue 4. Should Environmentalists Continue to Be Alarmists?
Issue 5. Should the World Continue to Rely on Oil as the Major Source of Energy?
Issue 6. Will the World Be Able to Feed Itself in the Foreseeable Future?
Issue 7. Is the Threat of Global Warming Real?
Issue 8. Can the Global Community Successfully Confront the Global Water Shortage?
Unit 3 Expanding Global Forces and Movements
Issue 9. Can the Global Community “Win” the Drug War?
Issue 10. Is the International Community Adequately Prepared to Address Global Health Pandemics?
Issue 11. Do Adequate Strategies Exist to Combat Human Trafficking?
Issue 12. Is the International Community Making Progress in Addressing Natural Disasters?
Issue 13. Is the Global Economic Crisis a Failure of Capitalism?
Issue 14. Is Social Media Becoming the Most Powerful Force in Global Politics?
Unit 4 The New Global Security Dilemma
Issue 15. Are We Headed for a Nuclear 9/11?
Issue 16. Is Religious and Cultural Extremism a Global Security Threat?
Issue 17. Is a Nuclear Iran a Global Security Threat?
Issue 18. Will China Be the Next Superpower?
Issue 19. Have Al-Qaeda and Its Jihad Against the United States Been Defeated?
Issue 20. Is the Middle East Undergoing a Democratic Revolution?