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Population Politics and Development

From the Policies to the Clinics
  • 288 Pages
  • 2.77 MB
  • English
Palgrave Macmillan
Developing Countries, Public Policy - Social Policy, Sociology - Marriage & Family, Social Science / Third World Development, Social Science, Sociology, Africa, Birth control, Tanzania, Women in develo
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL10194793M
ISBN 100230602924
ISBN 139780230602922

Population Politics and Development should be read by anyone interested in the history of global population policy and in the ways it shapes African women's lives'. - Frances Vavrus, Associate Professor of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, USABrand: Palgrave Macmillan US.

The book's main argument―supported by both extensive documentation and exceptional ethnographic access―affirms Foucault's sense of the importance of 'population' as a central object of modern government, while confronting those who would hastily (and Eurocentrically) 'globalize' Foucault with a challenging and vividly described case of a Cited by: 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 Cited by: Overview Aims and Scope.

Population and Development Review is essential reading to keep abreast of population studies, the relationships between population and social, economic, and environmental change, and related thinking on public policy.

Its interests span both developed and developing countries, theoretical advances as well as empirical analyses and case. Politics (Greek: Πολιτικά, Politiká) is a work of political philosophy by Aristotle, a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.

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The end of the Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the "philosophy of human affairs".

The authors go on to demonstrate the significance of this analysis for a wider understanding of the problems of population and politics in India generally. The book will be invaluable for students of South Asia and for anyone interested in the demography of developing by: This book uses political and socio-anthropological theory to examine the relationship between power, interest, and agency within population and Population Politics and Development book planning discourse across Africa, Population Politics and Development book particular emphasis on case studies from Tanzania.

At the same time, non-governmental organizations have continued to expand a policy agenda with a concern for women, thanks to the Fourth World Congress on Women and a series of United Nations-affiliated meetings leading up to the one on population and development in Cairo in and, most important, the Beijing Conference in December Cited by: Population Politics & Development 'Lisa Ann Richey carefully and eloquently elucidates the complex web of relationships between international population policies, the Tanzanian state, and the main target of population programs - poor women seeking reproductive health and family services at the local level.

The Population Bomb is a best-selling book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich (who was uncredited), in It predicted worldwide famine in the s and s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population of a "population explosion" were Author: Paul R.

Ehrlich. Population Policy. Population policies are primarily a response to the anticipated consequences of fertility and mortality, and secondarily to internal and international migration that also modify the size, age composition, and regional distribution of the population.

From: Handbook of Development Economics, Related terms: Demography. Dorothy Stein confronts the contentious political issues on all sides of the population debate, including immigration, demographic competition, gender ratios, reproductive research and children's rights.

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She argues that lower fertility rates are preferred by women themselves; are beneficial in their own right to both women and children; and should not be used as a. Global Population, both in its fine-grain reconstruction of lively and still-resonant past debates and in its larger-scale argument about origins and influence, is a notable essay in intellectual history.

Geoffrey McNicoll, Bulletin of the History of Medicine Global Population will surely become a staple in the history of medicine and healthcare. Ehrlich, told me recently that the book’s main contribution was to make population control “acceptable” as “a topic to debate.” But the book did far more than that.

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“The world’s population is changing in ways that are historically unprecedented,” said Jack Goldstone, George Mason University professor and co-editor of the new book, Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics.

The volume is “a watershed event for a diverse, dynamic, and challenging field,” said.

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Concern about the size of the world’s population did not begin with the Baby Boomers. Overpopulation as a conceptual problem originated after World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences.

This study traces the idea of a world population problem as it developed from the s through. Get this from a library. Population, economics, and politics: the socio-economic development of the European members of the CMEA.

[V E Aperʹi︠a︡n]. The message of Population Politics is not entirely a gloomy one. Abernethy believes that increasing global awareness of and education about population issues attests to recognition of the "population problem," which will lead to individual actions and collective policies to lower fertility rates.

Get this from a library. The Malthus factor: population, poverty, and politics in capitalist development. [Eric B Ross] -- 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. Apart from the formation of the Indian population and the development of the Harappan Civilisation, the book also looks into when and how the caste system began. Genetic evidence suggests that the caste system did not begin with the arrival of the ‘Aryans', Joseph says, adding that it began nearly two thousand years later, around CE.

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Governing China's Population is a must-read for anybody who is interested in how Chinese politics and society are changing, and how the U.S. can engage China to move toward international rules and practices. The authors' groundbreaking work will change the way China's population policies and politics are understood in the United States.".

Population Politics and Development: From the Policies to the Clinics the demographic discourse, identifies population growth as a problem, and contraception-led declines in birth rates as a partial solution.

One of the unique strengths of this book is the way Richey moves from the global and national abstractions of official policy. Population affects the course of national economic development.

But so do modern institutions such as competitive markets, flexible public policies and well-run government programs, which help economies adjust to the rapid changes produced by population growth.

Adjustment has its costs, Size: KB. Population control Horrid history. The road to controlling population growth in the 20th century was paved with good intentions and unpleasant policies that did not work, a new book argues.

The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals imply that there is no longer any need to reduce global population growth, even though it is a serious problem that undermines most of the SDG targets.

By adding a further SDG aimed at slowing the increase in population, the world could yet save the UN’s Agenda. An associate professor of political science, Francis will be the editor of a new series of books from Cambridge University Press called Cambridge Elements in Race, Ethnicity and Politics.

Francis, on leave and at Harvard for the school year, answered a few questions about the new book series. Population definition, the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area. See more. "If i had time to read just one book to gain an understanding of the population and development link, this one would be it." —Dianne J.

Forte, National Black Women's Health Project "It is unusual to find such a clear explanation of the complex issues involved in population control in the modern world; Ms.

Hartmann's clarity can have come only Brand: Haymarket Books. The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker by Katherine Cramer () was an exception. Reading this book elicited a range of emotions, from.

Moreover, economic development causes birth rates to fall without any need for draconian population control measures. It is now well-documented that as countries grow richer, and people escape.Special online issue of Population and Development Review honoring 40 years of advancing knowledge Publication date: Download issue.

The Population Council published the first issue of Population and Development Review in Its continuing focus has been on advancing knowledge of the complex relationships between population and social, economic, and .