A World in Crisis / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631162711
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/16/1991
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Preface to the Second Edition x
1 Introduction: A World in Crisis? 1
2 The Geography of International Economic Disorder 16
3 Draining the World of Energy 79
4 Food Production and Distribution - and Hunger 101
5 The Use of Natural Resources in Developing and Developed Countries 125
6 Malthus, Marx and Population Crises 151
7 World Capitalism and the Destruction of Regional Cultures 175
8 The Individual and the World-Economy 200
9 The Question of National Congruence 229
10 The New Geopolitics: The Dynamics of Geopolitical Disorder 266
11 World-Power Competition and Local Conflicts in the Third World 289
12 The World-Systems Project 333
13 Epilogue: Our Planet is Big Enough for Peace but Too Small for War 355
List of Contributors 358
Index 361
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