Global Problems, Global Solutions: Prospects for a Better World

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Global Problems, Global Solutions, 1st Edition, by JoAnn Chirico. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: Prospects for a Better World approaches social problems from a global perspective with an emphasis on using one’s sociological imagination. Perfect for instructors who involve students in research, this text connects problems borne by individuals to regional, global and historical forces, and stresses the importance of evidence in forming opinions and policies addressing social issues. The book introduces readers to the complexities of the major problems that confront us today such as violent conflict, poverty, climate change, human trafficking and other issues that we encounter in our lives. It book concludes with a chapter on politics and government, underscoring the need for good governance at all levels–and cooperation among many layers of government–to build a better world.


We gratefully acknowledge JoAnn Chirico for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to E. Megan Glancy of North Carolina State University for creating the ancillaries on this site.