Social problem is a multi-faceted issue, discussed world wide in present time. With globalisation, there is a growing paradigm shift in the life of man. "Think locally and act globally" seems to be the ruling principle of life. The emerginge of the new world order has brought in its wake a number of problems, too. Grading technology, ensuring security and getting dominance or at least an attempt to bve able to keep pace with others is a concern found everywhere. It has occupied such a significant place in the lives of people that value either have been thrown into oblivion or are being replaced by multiplying concerns for taking over others. Present encyclopaedia address all the issues of grave improtance, surfacing fast in today's society. It attempts at striking the roots of those problems, which may result in the degradation of society in the years to come. A must read for all social enthusiasts.