Global Issues: Politics, Economics and Culture Richard Payne Global Issues: Politics, Economics and Cultureis a lively and comprehensive introductory text that explores the forces driving globalization. With a current and topical approach to global affairs that will engage students' interest, this text focuses on specific issues that are transforming states and international relations. From human rights and terrorism to economic development and environmental issues,Global Issuesoffers broad coverage of the issues instructors want to teach and students want to learn. Each chapter provides historical background and current information on an issue, and its interdependence and global implications are always considered.Global Issuesis the only text of its kind to put issues into context, thereby helping students develop a more informed and coherent understanding of what they hear in the headlines and see affecting their own lives. Features Provides a theoretical framework to facilitate students' understanding of specific issues in Chapter 1, "Global Issues: The Challenge of Globalization." Explores the political, economic, and cultural dimension of each issue, placing it in the broader context of globalization and individual human experience. Encourages students to engage complex concepts and develop critical thinking skills through "You Decide" boxes and discussion questions in every chapter. Reinforces students' understanding of concepts through a marginal glossary and end-of-chapter summaries. Incorporates numerous maps, photographs, and tables to enliven the text and put issues into deeper context. Enables students to explore issues by providing websites and addresses for major organizations and groups involved with the issue. Uses a conversational writing style and numerous examples to make the discussion of global issues accessible to students and easier to relate to their lives. Visit us at www.ablongman.comPayne, Richard J. is the author of 'Global Issues Politics, Economics and Culture', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321089571 and ISBN 032108957X.