A World in Crisis / Edition 1

A World in Crisis / Edition 1

by R. J. Johnston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631162712

ISBN-13: 9780631162711

Pub. Date: 01/16/1991

Publisher: Wiley

The 1970's witnessed widespread recognition of the world as a single, interconnecting whole. The 1980's have shown that this whole is not operating as a self-sustaining system. In short we appear to live in a world in crisis- manifesting itself in hunger, poverty, debt, conflict, statelessness and war, as well as in the accelerating degradation of the natural

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The 1970's witnessed widespread recognition of the world as a single, interconnecting whole. The 1980's have shown that this whole is not operating as a self-sustaining system. In short we appear to live in a world in crisis- manifesting itself in hunger, poverty, debt, conflict, statelessness and war, as well as in the accelerating degradation of the natural environment.

The geographical perspectives of World in Crisis? - in this completely revised and updated edition - show the interlinking nature of global, regional, and local problems and, further, that these are not uniquely economic, ecological, political or social, but all these and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631162711
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/1991
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Preface to the Second Editionx
1Introduction: A World in Crisis?1
2The Geography of International Economic Disorder16
3Draining the World of Energy79
4Food Production and Distribution - and Hunger101
5The Use of Natural Resources in Developing and Developed Countries125
6Malthus, Marx and Population Crises151
7World Capitalism and the Destruction of Regional Cultures175
8The Individual and the World-Economy200
9The Question of National Congruence229
10The New Geopolitics: The Dynamics of Geopolitical Disorder266
11World-Power Competition and Local Conflicts in the Third World289
12The World-Systems Project333
13Epilogue: Our Planet is Big Enough for Peace but Too Small for War355
List of Contributors358
Index361

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