Each volume in the Global Viewpoints series focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, providing readers with the information needed to explore global connections and think critically about worldwide implications of global issues. Included in each volume is an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; ?for further discussion? questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
Democracy explores the relationship between democracy and government in several countries, including Spain, South Korea, Columbia and Ghana, as well as the relationship between democracy and equality. This volume investigates the questions of: What is the role of social/activist groups in promoting democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? Can international pressure force Burma to democratize? Does the United States actively promote democracy in the developing world? In addition, the text looks at the impact of economics, including taxes and wealth distribution, on democratic growth and highlights what localized factors impact the democratic process.
"Gale imprint Greenhaven Press has a hot new print reference series to check out. Appropriate for high schoolers and general readers, the ?Global Viewpoints? series contains news and magazine articles, authoritative essays, and primary-source documents and will grow by eight to ten per year."
-- Library Journal, March 15, 2009
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