Compiled by renowned specialists, this volume studies the global challenges and responses to these issues, as well as the roles of central institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization and the G8. Health practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front-line care provision, as well as scholars and students of global health issues, will find the volume highly valuable.
Andrew Cooper is Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada. John Kirton is Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Ted Schrecker is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Andrew F. Cooper, John J. Kirton, Ted Schrecker, Mark W. Zacher, James Orbinski, David P. Fidler, Nick Drager, Laura Sunderland, Colin I. Bradford Jr, Chantal Blouin, Lee-Nah Hsu, Jessica White, Jenevieve Mannell, Obijiofor Aginam, Ella Kokotsis, Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Colleen O'Manique.
The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights
In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet.
In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy—diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable—the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please.
Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.
This volume offers in-depth analysis of:
∗ how the Millennium Development Goals are to be met
∗ North-to-South resource transfers
∗ the challenges of controlling climate control beyond Kyoto
In sum, this volume provides a critical and creative examination of what the G8 governments, especially at and after the 2005 Gleneagles summit, have done and what they should do to promote development and sustainability.