This text uses sociological perspectives to examine the various dimensions of globalization, and the social problems of inequality, war and violence, and environmental sustainability that are occurring on a global scale. Clear writing and vivid examples help students to better understand their role as global citizens.
The book is divided into three parts:
Part I focuses on the challenges of global inequalities: in life chances, wages and work, gender and education.
Part II focuses on conflict and violence at all levels: from crime to politics, terrorism to war.
Part III focuses on the issue of sustainability and the problems of urbanization, crowding and environmental destruction.