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Environment, scarcity, and violence

Author: Thomas F Homer-Dixon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Earth's human population is expected to pass eight billion by the year 2025, while rapid growth in the global economy will spur ever increasing demands for natural resources. The world will consequently face growing scarcities of such vital renewable resources as cropland, fresh water, and forests. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in this sobering book that these environmental scarcities will have profound social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Homer-Dixon
ISBN: 0691027943 9780691027944 0691089795 9780691089799
OCLC Number: 39478049
Description: xvi, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Aim and structure of the book --
Key research concepts, methods, and goals --
2. Overview --
The critical role of environmental resources --
Sources of environmental scarcity --
The importance of context --
Pivotal countries --
Ingenuity and adaptation --
3. Two centuries of debate --
Neo-Malthusians versus economic optimists --
The distributionist alternative --
Thresholds, interdependence, and interactivity --
Social friction and adaptive failure --
Appendix. How to read a systems diagram --
4. Environmental scarcity --
Three sources of scarcity --
Factors producing scarcity --
The physical trends of global change --
5. Interactions and social effects --
Interactions --
Social effects --
Appendix. The causal role of environmental scarcity --
6. Ingenuity and adaptation --
The nature and role of ingenuity --
Some factors increasing the requirement for ingenuity --
Some factors limiting the supply of ingenuity --
Conclusions --
Appendix. Can poor countries attain endogenous growth? --
7. Violence --
Types of violent conflict --
Four further cases --
Urban growth and violence --
Implications for international security --
Appendix. Hypothesis testing and case selection --
8. Conclusions --
Notes --
General readings on environmental security --
Index.
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A consideration of the problems which will emerge as the global population expands, which looks at food and water shortages and the stresses these will cause to political, social and economic systems.

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