This book is a collection of articles written by 27 experts who worked together to provide some basic information on 17 global issues that are most important to the future shape of our world. The goal of the book is to raise awareness and understanding of these global issues among the world’s citizens, particularly college and university students, so that they can participate in the debate and, ultimately, contribute to their resolution. Each chapter addressing a specific global issue starts by defining the issue and identifying what makes it global in scope.

The chapter then delves into the underlying forces that shape the issue and its consequences. of addressing or not addressing it, followed by a discussion of solutions, controversies, and existing or proposed international actions. Global poverty, communicable diseases, education, migration, climate change, access to water, hunger, international trade, international financial stability, and conflicts are among the topics covered in the book. Developmental Obstacles


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