Message from Mike Ratner, Social Issues Publisher
War, crime, poverty, global warming—our world often seems full of dire warnings and predictions. How can we make sense of it all and still dare to step outside each day?
Social Issues is a new online resource that will explore some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and prepare possible ways to tackle them head-on. Our goal is to research what led to these social problems, what effects they have on our lives and societies, and what possible solutions exist for solving them. Whether you want to save the world from climate disaster or economic collapse or just want to better understand the effects of the media on society, this project can help you develop a plan of action.
We’re passionate about making Social Issues a relevant & useful information resource. In this first issue, you will be introduced to our big picture topic tackle of social issues and societal problems. Lets discuss what are our current social issues, some of the major elements of engagement and complexity along with the stages that social issues often go through. We will also examine different types of social problems and some of the issues that researchers and society have in studying and understanding them.
Finally, lets investigate several different approaches to social problems and how these approaches guide the possible solutions that are considered for a social problem!