On the Edge of Scarcity: Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability, and Conflict / Edition 2

On the Edge of Scarcity: Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability, and Conflict / Edition 2

by Michael Dobkowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815629435

ISBN-13: 9780815629436

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Seeing the end of modern industrialization and urbanization as the only alternative to destroying the environment humans depend on, but also that such an ending will itself threaten the lives and safety of many millions of people, social scientists and humanists seek a path between the two dangers. No index is provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR…  See more details below

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Seeing the end of modern industrialization and urbanization as the only alternative to destroying the environment humans depend on, but also that such an ending will itself threaten the lives and safety of many millions of people, social scientists and humanists seek a path between the two dangers. No index is provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815629436
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Bottlenecks and the Ways Out
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: On the Edge of Scarcity
Pt. 1Statement of the Problem
1Globalization and Security: The Prospects of the Underclass4
2Global Industrial Civilization: The Necessary Collapse16
Pt. 2Scarcity and Conflict
3Biophysical Limits to the Human Expropriation of Nature34
4Our Unsustainable Society ... and the Alternative47
5Population and Immigration: Sliding into Tribalism58
6Population, Technology, and Development: The Vicious-Circle Principle and the Theory of Human Development77
7Scarcity and Its Social Impacts: Likely Political Responses93
8Foundations and Context of Contemporary Conflict108
9Sustainable Development and Human Security: Can We Learn from Bosnia, Kosovo, Somalia, and Haiti?121
Pt. 3Case Studies of Scarcity and Mass Death
10Scarcity and Genocide138
11Globalization and Genocide: Inequality and Mass Death in Rwanda149
12The Feminization of Global Scarcity and Violence173
13Scarcity, Genocides, and the Postmodern Individual183
Works Cited195

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