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The Malthus factor : population, poverty, and politics in capitalist development

Author: Eric B Ross
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by St. Martin's Press, 1998.
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This book represents a major critique of the way Malthusian thinking has influenced capitalist development policy in the modern period, as well as in the past. Taking an historical and comparative view, it highlights the strategic role of Malthusian ideas in the defence of capitalist political economy when confronted by struggles for equality and human progress. He examines how Malthusian arguments portrayed  Read more...
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Ross, Eric B.
Malthus factor.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by St. Martin's Press, 1998
(OCoLC)654579984
Named Person: T R Malthus; T R Malthus; T R Malthus; Thomas Robert (1766-1834) Malthus; T R Malthus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric B Ross
ISBN: 1856495639 9781856495639 1856495647 9781856495646
OCLC Number: 39354327
Description: 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Politics and paradigms: the origins of Malthusian theory --
Ireland: the "promised land" of Malthusian theory? --
Malthusian transformations: from eugenics to environmentalism --
Malthusianism, demography and the cold war --
The life and death of land reform --
False premises, false promises: Malthusianism and the Green Revolution --
The technology of non-revolutionary change and the demise of peasant agriculture --
Malthusianism after the Cold War: the struggle continues.
Responsibility: Eric B. Ross.
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