Because population projections are generally accepted as expert and reliable, non-demographic analysts tend to see projected population growth as an inevitable and unstoppable force in human affairs.
In Poverty Reduction: An Effective Means of Population Control, Mohammed Sharif attempts to use both theoretical and empirical analysis to take a fresh look at the topic.
Bringing together a diverse group of authors – from Nepal to Norway, from the university to the military – the 11th edition of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report explores how powerful underlying forces may engender war – or lay a foundation for peace. Complete report.
Robert Engelman analyzes the human and environmental impact of population growth, particularly in the context of Niger and Kenya.
Overuse of natural resources and degradation of ecosystems play an important role in increasing human vulnerability, undermining livelihoods and human wellbeing, creating instability, and potentially generating or exacerbating violent conflict, according to the policy brief by Michael Renner and Hilary French.
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.
Analyzing demographic trends on the small-island nations of Mauritius and Fiji, Christian Leuprecht argues that "the impact of migration on conflict is a man-made problem; the way migration is managed (or not) can determine its potential for mitigating or escalating a conflict."
Pakistan's population is young, fast-growing, and rapidly urbanizing. This new book, edited by program associate Michael Kugelman and program director Robert M. Hathaway, examines how the country can harness the promise of a population often viewed as a hindrance to prosperity and threat to stability.
Evolving Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Mexico and Central America and Their Implications For Regional MigrationMay 01, 2011
As the US labor force became better educated, fewer native workers accepted many of the low-wage but essential jobs at the bottom of the labor market. These changes in the United States coincided with a population boom in Mexico and Central America that resulted in a near tripling of the region's population. Economic growth was unable to keep pace with demographic change, however, and many of the region's youth sought opportunities in the United States.
Asia Program Special Report No. 145 by Philip A. Kuhn, Sarah L. Friedman, Vanessa L. Fong, and Kenneth J. Guest. Edited by Bryce Wakefield.