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Should we control world population?

Author: Diana H Coole
Publisher: Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2018]
Series: Political theory today
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By 2100, the human population may exceed 11 billion. Having recently surpassed 7.5 billion, it has trebled since 1950. Are such numbers sustainable, given a deepening environmental crisis' Can so many live well' Or should world population be controlled' The population question, one of the twentieth century's most bitterly contested issues, is being debated once again. In this compelling book, Diana Coole examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Coole, Diana H.
Should we control world population?
Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018000380
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana H Coole
ISBN: 9781509523443 1509523448
OCLC Number: 1022980022
Description: 1 online resource (v, 138 pages).
Contents: Should population be controlled? --
The ethics of population control : reproductive freedom and human rights --
The means of population governance --
Notes.
Series Title: Political theory today
Responsibility: Diana Coole.

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By 2100, the human population may exceed 11 billion. Having recently surpassed 7.5 billion, it has trebled since 1950. Are such numbers sustainable, given a deepening environmental crisis' Can so many live well' Or should world population be controlled' The population question, one of the twentieth century's most bitterly contested issues, is being debated once again. In this compelling book, Diana Coole examines some of the profound political and ethical questions involved. Are ethical objections to government interference with individuals' reproductive freedom definitive' Is it possible to limit population in a non-coercive way that is consistent with liberal-democratic values' Interweaving erudite original analysis with an accessible overview of the crucial debates, Coole argues that a case can be made for reducing our numbers in ways that are compatible with human rights. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most important questions facing our planet, from concerned citizens to students of politics, sociology, political economy, gender studies and environmental studies.

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