World At Risk: A Global Issues Source Book

CQ Press, 2002

Second Edition, 2009



CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2002



As the connections between countries become closer and more complex, the issues and concerns that affect one region of the world quickly become concerns of everyone, everywhere. World at Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook offers students, researchers, and laypersons convenient, comprehensive, and systematic coverage of the world's pressing issues.


Organized issue by issue in A to Z format, subjects range from economic, social, and political issues to environment and security issues, and includes articles on such topics as:

  • AIDS
  • Arms Control
  • Biodiversity
  • Development Aid
  • Human Rights
  • Income Inequality
  • Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
  • War Crimes
  • World Trade


Review Quotes

"...this work is characterized by analytical excellence. Recommended for all reference collections." - Choice


"This publication is unique in its format with a focus on the issues, rather than geographical entities. The entries serve as useful introductions to global issues for undergraduate students in all types of academic libraries." - American Reference Books Annual


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