World Guide 1999/2000 : Millennium Edition

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Pub. Date: 1999-07-01
Publisher(s): Stylus Pub Llc
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Table of Contents

Global Issues 3(7)
Countries 10(4)
Special boxes 14(1)
Preface Roberto Bissio 15(1)
Acknowledgements 16(3)
I. The Earth and its peoples
Biodiversity
19(2)
The destruction of life
Deforestation
21(2)
Underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation
Climatic Changes
23(1)
Lack of responsibility or lack of foresight?
Water
24(2)
A new source of conflict
Demography
26(2)
The debate around population
Indigenous Peoples
28(2)
America: five centuries of manipulation
Miskito Box
29(1)
II. Society
Social Models
30(5)
The search for Utopia
Global Poll Box
31(1)
Women
Building upon diversity
32(3)
Ecology
35(3)
30 years on
Toxicity Box
37(1)
Education
38(4)
The levelling out of culture
Rites of Passage Box
40(2)
Health
42(4)
The limits of biomedicine
Battle Against Cancer Box
45(1)
Childhood
46(2)
Poverty and discrimination: the biggest causes of death
Labour
48(3)
Rights in a deregulated world
Deregulation Box
49(2)
Workers' Rights Box
51(1)
Child labour
51(1)
III. Science and Technology
Science and Technology
52(1)
The relativity of science
Industrialization
52(4)
The magic and danger of plastic
The car: dream turned nightmare
56(1)
Communications
57(3)
From telephones to satellites
Nuclear Energy
60(1)
Present and future costs
Accidents Box
61(1)
IV. Economics
Development
62(1)
The fiction of development
Globalization
63(3)
What is globalization?
Transnationals
66(3)
The new international powers
Internet Box
67(2)
Speculative Economy
69(5)
The speculative economy takes control
The World according to the World Bank, UNDP, and UNICEF
73(1)
Debt
74(2)
The infinite debt spiral
Aid
76(2)
Contradictory policies
V. International Relations
The UN
78(1)
Taken by the great powers
Restructure and Budget
78(1)
Refugees
79(1)
Victims of human catastrophes
Arms
80
The expansion of NATO
Arms Control Box
81
NATO and the Environment
81

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