Demography Publications

Brain Drain in Africa: State of the Issue and Possible Solutions

Jun 08, 2012
How can Africa prevent the exportation of its educated citizens? This paper attempts to answer this very question through examination of what is meant by “brain drain,” followed by analyzing the hard facts, significance and consequences for the continent. more

Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise

May 11, 2012
A new survey finds that Afghanistan and Pakistan are on surprisingly similar demographic paths. Demographer Elizabeth Leahy Madsen says this is good news for Afghanistan, but not for Pakistan, where efforts to meet family planning needs have fallen short. more

East Asian National Identities: Common Roots and Chinese Exceptionalism, edited by Gilbert Rozman

East Asian National Identities: Common Roots and Chinese Exceptionalism

Apr 30, 2012
This rigorous comparative study of national identity in Japan, South Korea, and China examines countries with long histories influenced by Confucian thought, surging nationalism, and far-reaching ambitions for regional importance. East Asian National Identities compares national identities in terms of six dimensions encompassing ideology; history; the salience of cultural, political, and economic factors; superiority as a model national community; displacement of the U.S. in Asia; and depth of national identity. more

Moving Targets: Youth Priorities and the Policy Response in War and Post-War Africa

Apr 16, 2012
Unprecedented numbers of young people in weak and war-torn African nations, in short, tend to be characterized by the gap between what most youth need and what governments and international donors think they need, not to mention what they actually get. more

Dependent America?: How Canada and Mexico Construct U.S. Power by Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger

Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct U.S. Power

Jan 31, 2012
Following the acclaimed Uncle Sam and Us (2002) and the influential Does North America Exist? (2008), Stephen Clarkson—the preeminent analyst of North America’s political economy—and Matto Mildenberger turn continental scholarship on its head by showing how Canada and Mexico contribute to the United States’ wealth, security, and global power. more

Climate Change, Demography, Environmental Degradation, and Armed Conflict

Jul 07, 2011
Using geo-referenced data, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal find that population growth and density are related to increased civil conflict, but that demographic and environmental factors are generally outweighed by political and economic ones. more

Defusing the Population Bomb: Is Security a Rationale for Reducing Global Population Growth?

Jul 07, 2011
Urdal's analysis finds that population growth, land scarcity, and urbanization do not greatly influence patterns of war and peace, with a few exceptions. more

ECSP Report 4: Official Statements and New Publications

Jul 07, 2011
Excerpts from recent official statements in which environmental issues are cited in the context of security institutions and national interests, and reviews by experts of new publications. more

On the Record @ the Wilson Center

Jul 07, 2011
"On the Record," a compendium of quotations from the past year of ECSP meetings, features many candid assessments of global environmental, population, and security issues. more

Speaking Truth to Silence: There's Still a Place for the Demographic Case

Jul 07, 2011
Robert Engelman analyzes the human and environmental impact of population growth, particularly in the context of Niger and Kenya. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.