You Decide!: Controversial Global Issues is the most innovative global politics textbook available. Using the case study method, veteran political scientists Edward Drachman and Alan Shank clearly explain timely issues while providing the perfect format for classroom discussion. The book touches on nearly every facet of international relations today, including terrorism, global warming, child labor, and AIDS. Each case study includes the background of the controversy, possible policy options, and insights into future developments. Decisions are left open to the student, with key points to consider, discussion questions, class activities, and suggestions for further reading to guide debate and analysis. Designed for use in a wide variety of classrooms, You Decide! lets you have the final word.
Edward Drachman is professor of political science at the State University of New York at Geneseo where he teaches international relations, and is the co-author (with Alan Shank) of You Decide! Controversial Cases in American Politics. Alan Shank is professor emeritus of political science at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Karla Cunningham is assistant professor of political science and co-director of the International Relations Major at SUNY Geneseo. Jeremy Grace is visiting professor of international relations at SUNY Geneseo and a consultant to the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 GLOBAL SECURITY Chapter 3 Case 1. How Should Countries Respond to Acts of Terrorism? Chapter 4 Case 2. How Can Weapons of Mass Destruction Be Controlled? Chapter 5 Case 3. When is Military-led Humanitarian Intervention Justified? Chapter 6 Case 4. Will A U.S.-Built National Missile Defense System Enhance Global Security? Part 7 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Chapter 8 Case 5. What Role Should International Financial Institutions Play in Globalization? Chapter 9 Case 6. Is Child Labor a Necessary Evil? Chapter 10 Case 7. How Can the Gap between Rich and Poor Countries be Reduced? Chapter 11 Case 8. Is Global Warming A Threat To Our Planet? Part 12 GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE Chapter 13 Case 9. How Should Dictators be Held Accountable for War Crimes and Human Rights Violations? Chapter 14 Case 10. How Can Nations Fulfill Their Aspirations for Self-Determination? Chapter 15 Case 11. How Should the Immigration Conflicts over Child Parental Custody and Political Asylum Be Resolved? Chapter 16 Case 12. How Should the World Grapple with the AIDS Pandemic? Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Authors