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

Author: Eric B Ross
Publisher: London : Zed, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critique of the way Malthusian thinking has influenced capitalist development policy in the modern period, as well as in the past. It highlights the strategic role of Malthusian ideas in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric B Ross
ISBN: 1856495639 9781856495639 1856495647 9781856495646
OCLC Number: 924476084
Description: 264 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Politics and Paradigms: The Origins of Malthusian Theory2. Ireland: The "Promised Land" of Malthusian Theory?3. Malthusian Transformations: From Eugenics to Environmentalism4. Malthusianism, Demography and the Cold War5. The Life and Death of Land Reform6. False Premises, False Promises: Malthusianism and the Green Revolution7. The Technology of Non-Revolutionary Change and the Demise of Peasant AgricultureConclusion - Malthusianism after the Cold War: The Struggle ContinuesReferencesIndex
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'Embraced by liberals and conservatives alike, no other contemporary ideology has proved as resilient as Mathusianism in obscuring the real roots of poverty, inequality and environmental degradation. Read more...

 
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