Prompted by the growing concern about the environmental impact of high consumption levels and population growth, and by fears of major ecological breakdown, this book looks at the links between demographic trends, economic development, and the environment. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 042716
Inhaltsangabe: Prompted by growing concern about the environmental impact of high consumption levels and population growth, these interdisciplinary essays explore in depth the connections between population size and growth, environmental destruction, and poverty. The contributors--including such distinguished scholars as P. Dasgupta, C. S. Holling, Robert Fogel, Geoffrey McNicoll, Caroline Bledsoe, Robert Willis, Amartya Sen, and Nancy Birdsall--represent the different fields most concerned with this vital topic. They examine three main themes: the Malthusian conflict, factors underlying fertility changes, and global development issues. The writers take into account the effects of increasing competitoin for natural resources on social structures, and look at the evolution of the household unit, gender inequality, and the growing gap between children, adults, and the elderly. Because the rapidly increasing stress on the world's natural resource base can give rise to social tension and conflicts, especially in overpopulated areas, this book will be seen as an essential contribution to a critically important international debate.
About the Author: Kerstin Lindahl Kiessling is a Professor Emeritus and Chairperson, Committee on Science in Society at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Hans Landberg is a Research Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Titel: Population, Economic Development and the ...
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New
Auflage: First Edition.
Art des Buches: Used
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Oxford University Press 1997; Good to very good in paperback; 284 pages. Artikel-Nr. 31222