While conventional social problems textbooks focus on issues in the United States, Global Social Problems examines major problems around the world. Beginning with a broad history of how humanity came to be divided along its present major social cleavages, the text then turns to the specific problems of war, social inequality, population, and resources and environment. It is intended as a core reading for a class on global social problems including war, inequality, population, and resources and environment.
Allan Mazur is professor of public affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC.
Chapter 1 Objectivity and Bias Chapter 2 The Agrarian/Urban Transformation Chapter 3 Industrialization in Europe and America Chapter 4 Twentieth Century Superpowers: The United States and the Soviet Union Chapter 5 War Chapter 6 Inequality Chapter 7 Population Chapter 8 Technology, Resources, and Environment Chapter 9 Prospects