327.09 H112
The world : a brief introduction. --
Imp / Ed.:
New York, NY, Estados Unidos : Penguin Press, c2020.
xxii, 378 p. : il. ; 22 cm.
Preface. -- Part I: The essential history. -- From the Thirty Year's War to the outbreak of World War I (1618-1914). -- From World War I through World War II (1914-1945). -- The Cold War (1945-1989). -- The post-Cold War era (1989-present). -- Part II: Regions of the world. -- Europe. -- East Asia and the Pacific. -- South Asia. -- The Middle East. -- Africa. -- The Americas. -- Part III: The Global Era. -- Globalization. -- Terrorism and counterterrorism. -- Nuclear proliferation. -- Climate change. -- Migration. -- The Internet, cyberspace, and cybersecurity. -- Global health. -- Trade and investment. -- Currency and monetary policy. -- Development. -- Part IV: Order and Disorder. -- Sovereignty, self-determination, and balance of power. -- Alliances and coalitions. -- International society. -- War between countries. -- Internal instability and war within countries. -- The liberal world order. -- Acknowledgments. -- Where to go for more. -- Notes. -- Index. --
Tomado de la solapa: "Today's headlines generate more questions than answers. Should the United States attack North Korea and Iran or negotiate with them? What are the implications of climate change and what should be done about it? Are tariffs a good idea? What do we owe refugees and others who want to enter our country? Should democratic countries promote democracy and human rights elsewhere? What can be done to stop terrorism? Are the United States and China heading for a second cold war -and, if so, what can be done to head it off? The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks needed to answer these and other critical questions for themselves. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments and to hold elected representatives to account. Those who read The World will be less vulnerable to being misled by politicians and others who claim to be experts."
Incluye bibliografía, notas y referencias bibliográficas (Pp. 309-370)

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