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Waste Lands: Sovereignty and the Anticolonial History of World Population

Alison Bashford

in Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147668
eISBN:
9780231519526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147668.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter illustrates the intimate relationship between colonialism and world population growth. For a time, the colonizing of global empty spaces—“waste lands”—was rationalized as a means to ... More


Fertility and Public Policy: How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Noriyuki Takayama and Martin Werding (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014519
eISBN:
9780262295659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014519.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 2050, world population growth is predicted to come almost to a halt. Shortly thereafter it may well start to shrink. A major reason behind this shift is the fertility decline that has taken place ... More


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