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Explaining the political, economic, and cultural context of issues around the globe

Revel™ Global Issues is a current and topical look at the forces driving globalization — everything from democratization, human rights, and global finance to population, migration, and noncommunicable diseases. Richard Payne helps students survey 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. The Fifth Edition now offers new and updated topics of discussion, as well as many tables and case studies that will engage students and add visual appeal.


Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.
NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

1. Global Issues: Challenges of Globalization

2. The Struggle for Primacy in a Global Society

3. Human Rights

4. Promoting Democracy

5. Global Terrorism

6. Weapons Proliferation

7. The Global Financial Crisis

8. Global Trade

9. Global Inequality and Poverty

10. Environmental Issues

11. Population and Migration

12. Global Crime

13. The Globalization of Disease

14. Cultural Clashes and Conflict Resolution

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