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Population dynamics and supply systems : a transdisciplinary approach

Author: Diana Hummel
Publisher: Frankfurt : Campus Verlag, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While industrialized nations are facing declining birth rates and aging populations, developing countries must deal with rapid urbanization, migration movements, and ongoing population growth. This  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Hummel
ISBN: 9783593385457 3593385457
OCLC Number: 179836885
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Supplying the population as societal and scientific challenge / Diana Hummel 1 --
Part A The analytical framework / Diana Hummel, Christine Hertler, Steffen Niemann, Alexandra Lux, Cedric Janowicz --
1 The demographic background 11 --
Changes in the discursive scenery 11 --
The growing asynchronal development of global demographic changes 13 --
Demographic transitions 19 --
Impacts of demographic changes on society and environment 21 --
Population dynamics as subject of scientific disciplines 25 --
Demography and the population-environment-nexus 28 --
2 The central analytical concept: Supply systems 37 --
The basis of sustainable development 38 --
The dynamics of societal relations to nature 40 --
Social-ecological systems 43 --
Conceptual model of supply systems 47 --
Social-ecological problem complexes within supply systems 51 --
Peculiarities of, and linkages between, water and food supply systems 55 --
Social-ecological transformations 57 --
3 Research object: Interactions between demographic processes and transformations of supply systems 59 --
Demographic factors relevant to supply systems 59 --
Modeling related problems 62 --
Problems related to the dynamics of demographic processes 63 --
Regulation related problems 66 --
1 Modeling food supply and demography in prehistoric human populations / Christine Hertler 73 --
A challenge: Reconstructing prehistoric populations 74 --
Hominins as users in supply systems 76 --
Habitats and resource dynamics 83 --
Early hominins in their habitats 87 --
Hominin migrations 92 --
2 Spatial aspects of supply: Migration, water transfer, and IWRM / Steffen Niemann 99 --
The densely populated north of Namibia 103 --
Migration and resource-distant population concentration 105 --
IWRM and its specific spatial conception 113 --
'Area of alimentation' and 'area of consumption' 118 --
3 The world goes urban: Food supply systems and urbanization processes in Africa / Cedric Janowicz 129 --
Global hunger and the Malthusian legacy 131 --
The world goes urban: Urbanization processes in the 21st century 136 --
Feeding African cities: Accra as case study 140 --
4 Shrinking cities and water supply / Alexandra Lux 161 --
Facets of demographic shrinkage 162 --
Effects of demographic trends on water consumption 164 --
Consequences for water supply-learning from eastern Germany 171 --
Impulses for future decision-making: Uncertainty and adaptability 174 --
Conclusions: Designing infrastructure using the concept of supply systems 178 --
5 Population changes, water conflicts, and governance in the Middle East / Diana Hummel 181 --
Resource scarcity, population dynamics and conflict 183 --
Population dynamics the Jordan River Basin 185 --
Water supply systems in the Jordan River Basin 194 --
Potentials and risks of a virtual water strategy 202 --
Part C Synthesis / Diana Hummel, Christine Hertler, Cedric Janowicz, Alexandra Lux, Steffen Niemann --
1 Synopsis of case study results 213 --
Summary and discussion of case study results 213 --
Demographic changes examined in the case studies and their relevance for supply systems 221 --
Interactions among population dynamics and supply systems 226 --
2 Building sustainable supply systems: Requirements and prerequisites 233 --
Social-ecological transformation and regulation of supply systems 234 --
Challenges for the future regulation of supply systems 236 --
Adaptivity and regulation capabilities of supply systems 242.
Responsibility: Diana Hummel (ed.).

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