Annotated ContentsrnPrefacernContributorsrnECONOMIC ISSUESrn1. The Troubled Dollar: Will the World's "Anchor" Currency Be Replaced? - Peter Behrrn2. The New Latin America: Will Radicals or Moderates Triumph? - Roland FlaminirnPOLITICAL ISSUESrn3. Middle East Peace Prospects: Is There Any Hope for Long-Term Peace? - Irwin Arieffrn4. Future of NATO: Is the Transatlantic Alliance Obsolete? - Roland FlaminirnRELIGIOUS ISSUESrn5. Religious Fundamentalism: Does It Lead to Intolerance and Violence? - Brian Bearyrn6. Anti-Semitism in Europe: Are Israel's Policies Spurring a New Wave of Hate Crimes? - Sarah GlazerrnENVIRONMENTAL ISSUESrn7. Carbon Trading: Will It Reduce Global Warming? - Jennifer Weeksrn8. Looming Water Crisis: Is the World Running Out of Water? - Peter BehrrnCONFLICTrn9. The Troubled Horn of Africa: Can the War-Torn Region Be Stabilized? - Jason McLurern10. Separatist Movements: Should Nations Have a Right to Self-Determination? - Brian BearyrnHUMAN RIGHTSrn11. Aiding Refugees: Should the U.N. Help More Displaced People? - John Feltonrn12. Child Soldiers: Are More Aggressive Efforts Needed to Protect Children? - John Feltonrn
This lively collection of 12 contemporary articles covers core debates within the broad topic globalization and inspires students to think critically and analytically about issues that impact their lives. This reader is distinguished by its particular focus on up-to-date policy concerns and legal implications of the topics discussed.