Each volume in the Global Viewpoints series focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, providing readers with the information needed to explore global connections and think critically about worldwide implications of global issues. Included in each volume is an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; “for further discussion” questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
Democracy explores the relationship between democracy and government in several countries, including Spain, South Korea, Columbia and Ghana, as well as the relationship between democracy and equality. This volume investigates the questions of: What is the role of social/activist groups in promoting democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? Can international pressure force Burma to democratize? Does the United States actively promote democracy in the developing world? In addition, the text looks at the impact of economics, including taxes and wealth distribution, on democratic growth and highlights what localized factors impact the democratic process.
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As technology makes the world more accessible, it is increasingly important to develop a wide perspective on social issues as well as political, environmental, and health issues of global significance.
Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.
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