Political Demography

How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics

Author: Jack A. Goldstone,Eric P. Kaufmann,Monica Duffy Toft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945969

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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The field of political demography - the politics of population change - is dramatically underrepresented in political science. At a time when demographic changes - aging in the rich world, youth bulges in the developing world, ethnic and religious shifts, migration, and urbanization - are waxing as never before, this neglect is especially glaring and starkly contrasts with the enormous interest coming from policymakers and the media. "Ten years ago, [demography] was hardly on the radar screen," remarks Richard Jackson and Neil Howe of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, two contributors to this volume. "Today," they continue, "it dominates almost any discussion of America's long-term fiscal, economic, or foreign-policy direction." Demography is the most predictable of the social sciences: children born in the last five years will be the new workers, voters, soldiers, and potential insurgents of 2025 and the political elites of the 2050s. Whether in the West or the developing world, political scientists urgently need to understand the tectonics of demography in order to grasp the full context of today's political developments. This book begins to fill the gap from a global and historical perspective and with the hope that scholars and policymakers will take its insights on board to develop enlightened policies for our collective future.
Posted in Political Science

Political Demography, Demographic Engineering

Author: Myron Weiner,Michael S. Teitelbaum

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812544

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 1403

"Over the past decade, the impacts of demographic trends on international security and on peaceful relations between and within states have come to the fore in ways not seen since the aftermath of World War II. An evolving and more complex set of changes in the size, distribution, and composition of populations has become the basis for a new look at the security effects of changes in the size, distribution, and composition of populations. This book is an attempt to lay out the new look, to take issue with some of the prevailing views on the political consequences of population change and to suggest where the concerns are realistic and where they are not."(From the Preface) This book not only offers a magisterial analysis of the political effects of the dramatic population changes that are taking place in countries all around the world, it also represents the testimony of one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of migration and population studies. Myron Weiner, former Professor of Political Science at MIT and Chair of the External Research Advisory Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Michael S. Teitelbaum, a demographer, is Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.
Posted in History

Arab Political Demography

Population Growth, Labor Migration and Natalist Policies

Author: Onn Winckler

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9781845192389

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 9124

Written specifically for classroom and student use, with more than 50 tables and figures, this book sets out the political demographics of Arab countries. In this revised and expanded second edition, the author updates all the data, adds analysis on North African countries, and discusses the phenomenon of intra-Arab labor migration and its socioeconomic-political impacts.
Posted in History

Arab Political Demography: Population growth and natalist policies

Author: Onn Winckler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902210704

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 5755

During the 20th century, worldwide population increased more rapidly than ever before, with the world's population amounting to 6.1 billion by the year 2000. The main contributors to the rapid worldwide population growth were the developing countries, including the Arab countries. During the second half of the 20th century, the demographic issue became the most acute socio-economic problem of the non-oil Arab countries, bringing with it a variety of political implications, both internal and external. Written specifically for classroom and student use, with more than 35 tables and figures, this book sets out the demographic dilemma of the Arab countries by: examining the sources for demographic research of the Arab countries; explaining the nature of the population growth in the Arab countries in comparison with other developing countries worldwide; highlighting the devastating economic consequences of rapid population growth in the non-oil Arab countries, including the consequences of the wide-based age pyramid. It also investigates the natal policies of both the oil and the non-oil Arab countries, and attempts to answer the crucial question of why some Arab countries succeed more than others in implementing national family planning programs.
Posted in History

Population Dilemmas in the Middle East

Author: Gad G. Gilbar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136308202

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9382

This study provides a general outline of Palestinian population growth between 1948 and 1987 and then focuses on the town of Nablus for a detailed analysis of the main aspects of Palestinian migration and high rates of natural increase. The author shows how the recession that struck the Arab oil economies in the early 1980s, by slowing down the migratory movement, shut off the valve that had afforded the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza relief from economic pressures.
Posted in History

Demography and National Security

Author: Myron Weiner,Sharon Stanton Russell

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812629

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

View: 6408

Includes statistics.
Posted in Political Science

From Colonization to Nation-state

The Political Demography of Indonesia

Author: Riwanto Tirtosudarmo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Demography

Page: 339

View: 9547

Posted in Demography

Political, Demographic, and Institutional Classifications

Author: Sebastian, Kate,Wood, Stanley,Stads, Gert-Jan,Beintema, Nienke M.,Flaherty, Kathleen,Biradar, Chandrashekhar

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Social Science

Page: 12

View: 7588

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development is a multifaceted resource that high­lights the ubiquitous nature of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong interde­pendencies among farming, natural resource stocks and flows, rural infrastructure, and the well-being of the poor.
Posted in Social Science

History & Mathematics

Political Demography & Global Ageing.

Author: Jack A. Goldstone,Leonid E. Grinin,Andrey V. Korotayev

Publisher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"

ISBN: 5705746709


Page: 176

View: 9822

Among different important issues, which are discussed in Political Demography the issue of global ageing becomes more and more pressing every year. It is sufficient to take into account the point that within two forthcoming decades a rapid global increase in the number of retirement-age persons will lead to its doubling within this fairly small historical period. The concerns about population ageing apply to both developed and many developing countries and it has turned into a global issue. In forthcoming decades the population ageing is likely to become one of the most important processes determining the future society characteristics and the direction of technological development. The present volume of the Yearbook (which is the fifth in the series) is subtitled ‘Political Demography & Global Ageing’. It brings together a number of interesting articles by scholars from Europe, Asia, and America. They examine global ageing from a variety of perspectives. This issue of the Yearbook consists of two main sections: (I) Aspects of Political Demography; (II) Facing Population Ageing. We hope that this issue will be interesting and useful both for historians and mathematicians, as well as for all those dealing with various social and natural sciences.
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Studies in Social Demography

Author: J. P. Singh

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788175330702

Category: Demography

Page: 342

View: 9643

All these contributions in this violume are very useful and insightful in their own right.They together make a seminal contribution to the advancement of social demography in India.A work of this kind will not only help disseminate research findings across different disciplines but also help serious researchers wuth in the same discipline,know the past trent locate research graps and identify the pertinent and profound lines of enquiry needed for further development of the discipline.
Posted in Demography

Families in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Ray Laurence,Agneta Stromberg

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441139273

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

View: 7686

New approaches to the study of the family in antiquity.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

Author: Dr Paul Morland

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472441664

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2568

Demography has always mattered in conflict, but with conflict increasingly of an inter-ethnic nature, with sharper demographic differences between ethnic groups and with the spread of democracy, numbers count in conflict now more than ever. This book argues for and develops a framework for demographic engineering which provides a fresh perspective for looking at political events in countries where ethnicity matters. It asks how policies have been framed and implemented to change the demography of ethnic groups on the ground in their own interests. It also examines how successful these policies have been, focusing on the cases of Sri Lanka, Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland and the USA. Often these policies are hidden but author Paul Morland teases them out with skill both from the statistics and documentary records and through conversations with participants. Offering a new way of thinking about demographic engineering (‘hard demography’ versus ‘soft demography’) and how ethnic groups in conflict deploy demographic strategies, this book will have a broad appeal to demographers, geographers and political scientists.
Posted in Social Science

Handbook of Population

Author: Dudley L. Poston,Michael Micklin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387257020

Category: Mathematics

Page: 918

View: 4490

This is the most comprehensive reference collection on population in the last 40 years. It represents the first effort to assess the entire field. The chapter authors are among the leading contributors to demographic scholarship over the past four decades.
Posted in Mathematics

The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting

Author: William J. Miller,Jeremy D. Walling

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073916984X

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

View: 6543

In this volume, scholars discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements come together to permit states to be largely self-responsible for what they do in terms of drawing districts.
Posted in Political Science