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Global Problems, Global Solutions
Prospects for a Better World

Second Edition
  • JoAnn Chirico - The Pennsylvania State University, University College

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Social Problems

May 2024 | 840 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Global Problems, Global Solutions takes a different approach to social problems, examining them from a global perspective. Its starting point is the United Nations's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes a single global system and the interdependence of problems across national borders. Using this as a framework, the Second Edition explores three broad themes--nourishing human capital, restoring civility, and sustaining natural and manufactured environments--as it examines the causes and consequences of a range of problems related to economic inequality, discrimination and persecution, war and violence, food production, population flows, health and longevity, the environment, politics and government, and other factors.
 
1: Private Troubles and Social Problems: Developing a Sociological Imagination
 
PART I: NOURISHING HUMAN CAPITAL
 
2: Socioeconomic Fault Lines: Inequality, Poverty, and Development
 
3: Starving in the Shadow of Plenty
 
4: Optimizing Human Capital: Good Health
 
5: Expanding Horizons Through Lifelong Learning
 
PART II: RESTORING CIVILITY TO SOCIAL LIFE
 
6: From Difference to Discrimination: Fault Lines of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
 
7: You Can’t Empower Us With Chickens: Gender Through the Lifespan
 
8: When Life Becomes a Commodity: Human and Wildlife Trafficking
 
9: Transnational Property Crimes
 
10: The Challenge of Political Violence
 
PART III: SUSTAINING NATURAL AND MANUFACTURED ENVIRONMENTS
 
11: Global Flows of Refugees
 
12: Destruction and Depletion of the Natural Environment
 
13: Climate Change and Global Warming
 
14: Urbanization: The Lure of the Cities
 
15: A World Gone Awry? The State of Governance

"This is a very well-written book that's excellent for the Social Problems course."

Malcolm Cort
Athens State University

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