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

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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)
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Foreword: Bottlenecks and the Ways Out
Introduction: On the Edge of Scarcity
Pt. 1 Statement of the Problem
1 Globalization and Security: The Prospects of the Underclass 4
2 Global Industrial Civilization: The Necessary Collapse 16
Pt. 2 Scarcity and Conflict
3 Biophysical Limits to the Human Expropriation of Nature 34
4 Our Unsustainable Society ... and the Alternative 47
5 Population and Immigration: Sliding into Tribalism 58
6 Population, Technology, and Development: The Vicious-Circle Principle and the Theory of Human Development 77
7 Scarcity and Its Social Impacts: Likely Political Responses 93
8 Foundations and Context of Contemporary Conflict 108
9 Sustainable Development and Human Security: Can We Learn from Bosnia, Kosovo, Somalia, and Haiti? 121
Pt. 3 Case Studies of Scarcity and Mass Death
10 Scarcity and Genocide 138
11 Globalization and Genocide: Inequality and Mass Death in Rwanda 149
12 The Feminization of Global Scarcity and Violence 173
13 Scarcity, Genocides, and the Postmodern Individual 183
Works Cited 195
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