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The Resource Environment, scarcity, and violence, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon

Environment, scarcity, and violence, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon

Label
Environment, scarcity, and violence
Title
Environment, scarcity, and violence
Statement of responsibility
Thomas F. Homer-Dixon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Earth's human population is expected to pass eight billion by the year 2025, while rapid growth in the global economy will spur ever increasing demands for natural resources. The world will consequently face growing scarcities of such vital renewable resources as cropland, fresh water, and forests. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in this sobering book that these environmental scarcities will have profound social consequences - contributing to insurrections, ethnic clashes, urban unrest, and other forms of civil violence, especially in the developing world." "Homer-Dixon is careful to point out that the effects of environmental scarcity are indirect and act in combination with other social, political, and economic stresses. He also acknowledges that human ingenuity can reduce the likelihood of conflict, particularly in countries with efficient markets, capable states, and an educated populace. But he argues that the violent consequences of scarcity should not be underestimated - especially when about half the world's population depends directly on local renewables for their day-to-day well-being."--Jacket
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer-Dixon, Thomas F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Social conflict
  • Environmental degradation
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Scarcity
  • Developing countries
  • Violence
  • Conflits sociaux
  • Environnement
  • Ressources renouvelables
  • Rareté (Économie politique)
  • Pays en voie de développement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Scarcity
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
  • Developing countries
  • Milieuvraagstuk
  • Sociale conflicten
  • Knappheit
  • Ressourcen
  • Sozialer Konflikt
  • Umweltbelastung
  • Entwicklungsländer
Label
Environment, scarcity, and violence, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Aim and structure of the book -- Key research concepts, methods, and goals -- 2. Overview -- The critical role of environmental resources -- Sources of environmental scarcity -- The importance of context -- Pivotal countries -- Ingenuity and adaptation -- 3. Two centuries of debate -- Neo-Malthusians versus economic optimists -- The distributionist alternative -- Thresholds, interdependence, and interactivity -- Social friction and adaptive failure -- Appendix. How to read a systems diagram -- 4. Environmental scarcity -- Three sources of scarcity -- Factors producing scarcity -- The physical trends of global change -- 5. Interactions and social effects -- Interactions -- Social effects -- Appendix. The causal role of environmental scarcity -- 6. Ingenuity and adaptation -- The nature and role of ingenuity -- Some factors increasing the requirement for ingenuity -- Some factors limiting the supply of ingenuity -- Conclusions -- Appendix. Can poor countries attain endogenous growth? -- 7. Violence -- Types of violent conflict -- Four further cases -- Urban growth and violence -- Implications for international security -- Appendix. Hypothesis testing and case selection -- 8. Conclusions -- Notes -- General readings on environmental security -- Index
Control code
ocn228043825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822997
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctttd4d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228043825
Label
Environment, scarcity, and violence, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Aim and structure of the book -- Key research concepts, methods, and goals -- 2. Overview -- The critical role of environmental resources -- Sources of environmental scarcity -- The importance of context -- Pivotal countries -- Ingenuity and adaptation -- 3. Two centuries of debate -- Neo-Malthusians versus economic optimists -- The distributionist alternative -- Thresholds, interdependence, and interactivity -- Social friction and adaptive failure -- Appendix. How to read a systems diagram -- 4. Environmental scarcity -- Three sources of scarcity -- Factors producing scarcity -- The physical trends of global change -- 5. Interactions and social effects -- Interactions -- Social effects -- Appendix. The causal role of environmental scarcity -- 6. Ingenuity and adaptation -- The nature and role of ingenuity -- Some factors increasing the requirement for ingenuity -- Some factors limiting the supply of ingenuity -- Conclusions -- Appendix. Can poor countries attain endogenous growth? -- 7. Violence -- Types of violent conflict -- Four further cases -- Urban growth and violence -- Implications for international security -- Appendix. Hypothesis testing and case selection -- 8. Conclusions -- Notes -- General readings on environmental security -- Index
Control code
ocn228043825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822997
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctttd4d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228043825

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