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    • Global issue

    • Informally, a global issue describes any social, economic, political or environmental problem that affects the global community, possibly in a catastrophic way. Solution to global issues requires cooperation among nations. In their book "Global Issues," Hite and Seitz emphasize that global issues are qualitatively di ... Read »


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    • Conflict resource

    • Conflict resources are natural resources extracted in a conflict zone and sold to perpetuate the fighting. There is both anecdotal and statistical evidence that belligerent accessibility to precious commodities can prolong conflicts (a "resource curse"). The most prominent contemporary example has been the eastern prov ... Read »


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    • Transnational organized crime

    • Transnational organized crime (TOC) is organized crime coordinated across national borders, involving groups or networks of individuals working in more than one country to plan and execute illegal business ventures.In order to achieve their goals, these criminal groups use systematic violence and corruption. The most c ... Read »


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    • Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

    • Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

      The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is published by the Union of International Associations (UIA). It is available online since 2000, and was previously available as a CD-ROM and as a three-volume book. The online Encyclopedia is currently in a redevelopment phase. The Encyclopedia was started in 19 ... Read »


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    • Forced migration

    • Forced displacement or forced migration is the coerced movement of a person or persons away from their home or home region and it often connotes violent coercion. Someone who has experienced forced displacement is a "forced migrant" or a "displaced person" (DP), or if it is within the same country, an internally displa ... Read »


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    • Global apartheid

    • Global apartheid is a term used to mean minority rule in international decision-making. The term comes from apartheid, the system of governmental that ruled South Africa until 27 April 1994 when people of all races were able to vote as equals for the first time. The concept of global apartheid has been developed by ma ... Read »


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    • Human trafficking

    • Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova remova ... Read »


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    • Human trafficking in the Middle East

    • The trafficking of persons is the fastest growing and most profitable criminal activity after drug and arms trafficking. According to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, human trafficking is defined as follows: “Trafficking in persons s ... Read »


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    • Malnutrition

    • Malnutrition

      Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients is called undernutrition or undernourishment while ... Read »


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    • Migrant sex work

    • Migrant sex work is the work done by migrant workers in prostitution. Migrant sex work is significant because of its role as a dominant demographic of commercial sex workers internationally. Migrant sex work shares several similarities across various contexts, such as their migration from rural to urban areas or betwee ... Read »


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    • Overconsumption

    • Overconsumption is a situation where resource use has outpaced the sustainable capacity of the ecosystem. A prolonged pattern of overconsumption leads to environmental degradation and the eventual loss of resource bases. Generally the discussion of overconsumption parallels that of overpopulation; that is the more peop ... Read »


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    • Sex trafficking

    • Sex trafficking is composed of two aspects: sexual slavery and human trafficking. Theses two aspects represent the supply and demand side of the sex trafficking industry, respectively. This exploitation is based on the interaction between the trafficker selling a victim (the individual being trafficked and sexually exp ... Read »


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    • Westernization

    • Westernization (US) or Westernisation (UK) (see spelling differences), also Europeanization/Europeanisation or occidentalization/occidentalisation (from the Occident, meaning the Western world; see ), is a process whereby societies come under or adopt Western culture in areas such as industry, technology, law, politics ... Read »


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