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About the Book

The authors of the viewpoints presented in Global Viewpoints: Suicide discuss suicide trends worldwide including the deleterious effect the global economic downturn has had on some communities and provide an overview of several political, economic, and cultural factors that contribute to suicide rates. They also examine what national and local governments are doing to address suicide in their regions and survey suicide prevention efforts. The book concludes with a look at suicide as a form of terrorism, focusing on the increasing use of suicide bombing in recent years as a tool of terrorist groups. - Introduction.

About the Edition

"Suicide: Global Suicide Trends; Policies to Address Suicide; Political, Social, and Economic Factors Contributing to Suicide; Suicide As an Act of Terrorism"--

Table of Contents

Global suicide trends.
Global suicide rates : an overview
South Korea is plagued by the highest suicide rate in the industrialized world
Egypt is alarmed by its rising suicide rate
Japan's youth suicide rate is fueled by Internet suicide pacts
Japan is falsely stereotyped as the "suicide nation"
Australia's suicide rate is higher than initially reported
China's female suicide crisis is waning
India is experiencing an epidemic of farmer suicides
Canada is plagued by aboriginal youth suicides
Policies to address suicide.
The European Union formulates a plan to address its suicide problem
African development and poverty programs must improve mental health services
A Chinese company acts to address a rash of suicides
Canada considers a mental health plan to reduce its suicide rate
South Africa should craft a national mental health strategy to decrease teen suicides
Britain should legalize assisted suicide
Britain should resist calls to legalize assisted suicide
Political, social, and economic factors contributing to suicide.
Afghan women are killing themselves at a high rate
Tajikistan's economic crisis leads to higher suicide rate
Tajik women have a high suicide rate because of domestic violence
A French company is plagued by a spate of suicides
A Chinese company reports a rash of suicides
America is experiencing a rash of gay teen suicides
Indonesia's poor are committing suicide
Israel must protect itself from suicide protests
Suicide as an act of terrorism.
Israel is vulnerable to suicide bombers
Gaza's ghost suicide bombers are identified
Iraq is torn apart by unprecedented numbers of suicide bombers
Al Qaeda recruits female suicide bombers in Iraq
South Russia is threatened by suicide car bombings and sectarian violence
China's Xinjiang region is rocked by female suicide bombers

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Global viewpoints
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Dewey Decimal Class
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HV6545 .S8184 2011

The Physical Object

230 p.
23 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

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Internet Archive
9780737756647, 9780737756654
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