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Researching Global Issues
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Historical Perspectives - Encyclopedias

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest
8-volume set with entries ranging from 500 to 14,000 words.
Provides clear, concise explanations of events and larger social movements, and biographies of key people


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Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Covers the period from 1750 to the present, with articles on countries, regions, and ethnic groups; themes involving social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture; events such as major wars.

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Encyclopedia of Global Studies
Covers topics including the globalization of economies and technologies; the diaspora of cultures and dispersion of peoples; the transnational aspects of social and political change; the global impact of environmental, technological and health changes; and the organizations and issues related to global civil society.

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations
Primary focus is the rise of the Great Powers and the course of world civilizations, their formative wars and diplomatic, political and economic relations.

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International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics
Is the earth's climate really changing for the worse? What are CFCs? And who or what is the WTO?
What are the causes of environmental problems?
What are the main ideas and issues in international environmental politics? A source to help answer these questions, and to explore many other related topics in environmental politics.

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Five-volume encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.

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Religions in the Modern World
ISBN: 0415217849
Introduction to work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world

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International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
Information on the dynamics of marriage and family life around the world.

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
Charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict.


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Globalization Open Access E-Journals

These open access journals/magazines cover globalization processes and issues. To search for articles across all ten use the box below:

NOTE: Always check the authority of the sponsoring entity for a website and use the information obtained appropriately.

  • Ethics & Global Politics
    A peer reviewed international open access journal whose aim is to foster theoretical contributions to the study of global politics.
  • Exploring Globalization
    A peer-reviewed online journal which features articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews on globalization. It also includes a special section on the pedagogy of teaching globalization.
  • Global-e: a global studies journal
    Contains commentaries on global events, processes, and issues with the aim of stimulating discussion among the global studies community.
  • Globality Studies Journal
    Committed to interdisciplinary analyses of global history and society, global civilization and local cultures.
  • Globalization
    A peer-reviewed journal devoted to the examination of social, political, economic, and technological globalization. Sponsored by The International Consortium for Alternative Academic Publication
  • Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies
    A peer-reviewed academic journal that invites contributors to challenge dominant ideas of globalization. Seeks to bring theoretical and critical reflection to bear on dominant and/or mainstream debates within the study of globalisation.
  • Law, Social Justice and Global Development
    Covers a range of topics relating to legal issues surrounding the impact of globalization on social development.
  • Studies in Social Justice
    Peer reviewed journal, covers issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with the struggle for social justice.
  • The Globalist
    Daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture
  • YaleGlobal Online
    Analyzes and promotes debate on all aspects of globalization through publishing original articles and multi-media presentations. Also republishes, with a brief comment, important articles from other publications that illuminate the many sides of this complex phenomenon. From the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

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