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Introducing Global Issues, 7th edition

Michael T. Snarr and D. Neil Snarr, editors
Introducing Global Issues, 7th edition
ISBN: 978-1-62637-967-1
ISBN: 978-1-955055-11-6
2021/411 pages
"Since I began assigning Introducing Global Issues, my students have been much more involved in the course.... A valuable resource." —Jeffrey P. Blick, Georgia College and State University

"A balanced, in-depth introduction to the intertwined nature of modern global issues." —Ralph G. Carter, Texas Christian University


The half-decade since the 6th edition of Introducing Global Issues appeared has seen enormous changes in the international arena, perhaps most notably a move away from multilateral approaches to solving global problems—climate change, the Covid pandemic, conflict-driven migration, and more. Both the impact of those changes and possible paths to collaborative problem solving are at the center of this new, fully revised and updated edition of the text.  

The material has been successfully designed for readers with little or no prior knowledge of the topics covered. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issue addressed, identifies central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. Discussion questions are posed to enhance students' appreciation of the complexities involved, and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text.


Michael T. Snarr is professor of political science at Wilmington College. D. Neil Snarr is professor emeritus of sociology at Wilmington College.


  • Exploring Global Issues—M.T. Snarr.
  • Global Security in the Twenty-First Century—J.S. Lantis and M.T. Snarr.
  • The Continuing Threat of Weapons Proliferation—J.S. Lantis.
  • Nationalism and the Clash of Identities—L.M. Kassem and A.N. Talbott.
  • Ensuring Human Rights—A.N. Talbott and D.N. Snarr.
  • Ensuring Global Health—C.L. Young, J.M. Eiser, and M.D. Newman.
  • Ensuring Food Security—C.H. Cockerill.
  • Conflict over Natural Resources—D.S. Davenport and M.M.C. Beaudoin, with A. Ingram.
  • The Power of Ideas in the Global Political Economy—L.A. Hastings and R. Dowd.
  • Politics, Economics, and Trade—G. Saglam and C. Hankla.
  • Strategies for Development in a Globalized World—C.L. Brown and M.D. Shea.
  • Challenges of Population Growth and Migration—E.P. Kraly et al.
  • Women's Equality and Development—J. Dye and L.D. Jenkins.
  • Pathways to Sustainable Development—P.S. Chasek.
  • Seeking Solutions to Climate Change—E. Wirzba.
  • Future Prospects—M.T. Snarr and M.L. Canfield.