From democratization, human rights, and global finance to terrorism, pandemics, and climate change, Global Issues is a current and topical look at the forces driving globalization. This texts surveys global problems that transcend boundaries and are challenging the international system. For global issues or international relations courses, this is the only text of its kind to place complex issues into comprehensive context and thus explain the growing political, economic, and cultural interdependence visible in the headlines and in students' lives. Learning Goals * Analyze the current forces that are driving globalization. * Explain the political, economic, and cultural context of issues around the globe.