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The coming age of scarcity : preventing mass death and genocide in the twenty-first century

Author: Michael N Dobkowski; Isidor Wallimann
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1998.
Series: Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Michael Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann have edited a book that, although ominous, is not a fatalistic look at the future. The Coming Age of Scarcity lays out the perils of not recognizing the reality of genocide or of acknowledging the full implications of warfare. Showing how scarcity and surplus populations can lead to disaster, The Coming Age of Scarcity is about evil. It tells of "ethnic cleansing" and excavates
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael N Dobkowski; Isidor Wallimann
ISBN: 0815627440 9780815627449
OCLC Number: 36824817
Description: xix, 350 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Coming age of scarcity / Michael N. Dobkowski, Isidor Wallimann --
Threat to the underclass / John B. Cobb, Jr. --
Paradox of global development and the necessary collapse of modern industrial civilization / Chris H. Lewis --
Biophysical limits to industrialization : prospects for the twenty-first century / John M. Gowdy --
Our unsustainable society : basic causes, interconnections, and solutions / Ted Trainer --
Defining the new American community : a slide to tribalism? / Virginia Abernethy --
Vicious circle principle : a contribution to the theory of population and development / Craig Dilworth --
Social impact of scarcity : the political responses of institutionally developed societies / Kurt Finsterbusch --
Competition, expansion, and reaction : the foundations of contemporary conflict / Joseph A. Tainter --
Scarcity and genocide / Roger W. Smith --
Postcolonial genocide : scarcity, ethnicity, and mass death in Rwanda / David Norman Smith --
Intrastate conflict and sustainable development : lessons from Bosnia, Somalia, and Haiti / Waltraud Queiser Morales --
Scarcity, genocide, and the postmodern individual / Leon Rappoport --
Critical reflections on the doomsday, apocalyptic vision / Craig A. Rimmerman.
Series Title: Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution.
Responsibility: edited by Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann ; with a foreword by John K. Roth.

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Showing how scarcity and surplus populations can lead to disaster, the contributors to this text discuss "ethnic cleansing" and the world's expanding killing fields. They anticipate mass death and  Read more...

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