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Global Issues Resources

See also related topics: Global Youth Culture; Poverty; Immigration; Refugees; War;Prostitution; Human Trafficking; Homelessness; Community Development; GlobalizationJustice.

Organizations and Websites

Global Issues – A comprehensive online resource with in-depth articles and links on all sorts of topics related to global issues.

Global – A helpful resource with quick abstracts on various global issues.

Human Rights Watch – Listing of all the human rights abuses that this international organization is tracking.

TED Talks: Global Issues – Browse Ted Talks on Global Issues.

United Nations – Global Issues – Issues that the UN is working on.


James E. Harf and Mark Owen Lombardi. (2013, 8th ed). Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Global Issues. McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 404pp. – Now on its 8th edition, this debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in global issues through readings that reflect a variety of viewpoints. (Look for this book in older editions for a lower price.)

Sheila Kinkade and Christy Macy. (2005) Our Time is Now: Young People Changing the World. Pearson Foundation, 176pp. –

Paula S. Rothenberg (2005). Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically about Global Issues. Worth Publishers, 618pp. – “Featuring readings from today’s leading scholars, activists and policymakers, Beyond Borders helps navigate our increasingly globalized world and think critically about our place in it. This powerful collection encourages us to not only understand the global realities we are faced with today but also the history that gave rise to them.”

John Seitz. (2001) Global Issues: An Introduction. Blackwell Publishers, 304pp. – “offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life.”

Michael T. Snarr & D. Neil Snarr, eds. (2012, 5th ed) Introducing Global Issues. Lynne Rienner Pub, 371pp. – “The authors cover the full range of global issues, from conflict and security, to the economy and economic development, to the environment.The material has been successfully designed for readers with little or no prior knowledge of the topics covered.”

Benjamin Wheeler, Gilda Wheeler and Wendy Church. (2005) It’s all Connected: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions. Facing the Future: People and the Planet, 150pp. – Geared for high school students.

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