Demography And National Security / Edition 1

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Overview

Political scientists, demographers, legal scholars, and historians have come together in this volume, under the direction of the late Myron Weiner, one of the leading scholars in this field, to address three of the major sets of questions in the field of political demography: How changes in demographic variables - population size, growth, distribution, and composition - influence threats (real or perceived) to a country's political stability and security; how governments respond to demographic trends; and how governments attempt to change demographic variables in order to enhance national security.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571813398
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 15.20 (w) x 22.60 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Population Dynamics and National Security: Theories and Evidence
1 International Migration: Predicting the Unknowable 21
2 Demography, Environment, and Security: An Overview 38
3 Demographic Change and the Sources of International Conflict 62
Pt. 2 State Responses to Demographic Trends
4 Keepers of the Gates: National Militaries in an Age of International Population Movement 109
5 Plural Nationality: Facing the Future in a Migratory World 154
6 Migration and Foreign Policy: Emerging Bilateral and Regional Approaches in the Americas 177
Pt. 3 Demographic Engineering and National Security Objectives
7 Demography and Security: Transmigration Policy in Indonesia 199
8 A Question of Outsiders: Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Bhutan 228
9 Impacts of Migration to China's Border Regions 256
10 Stalinist Forced Relocation Policies: Patterns, Causes, Consequences 305
Index 340
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