The Continuing Demographic Transition

Author: G. W. Jones
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191584517
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The Continuing Demographic Transition from the Author: G. W. Jones. From the perspective of human society, one of the most significant occurrences of the twentieth century has been the demographic transition —- the movement from tragic and wastefully high death and birth rates to low rates in many countries. Many other countries, however, are still at only the early or intermediate stages of this process. In these countries, means need to be found to accelerate the transition. This book brings new evidence to bear on aspects of the demographic trasition, with contributions from leading demographers, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians. The book ranges widely over the history and current experience of both developed and developing countries, with particular emphasis on Asia and Africa. The new field of anthropological demography is strongly represented, with contributions challenging much conventional wisdom.

The Statesman S Year Book

Author: J. Scott-Keltie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230270344
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The Statesman S Year Book from the Author: J. Scott-Keltie. The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

Citizens Without Rights

Author: John Chesterman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521597517
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Citizens Without Rights from the Author: John Chesterman. 3. Is the constitution to blame

Deleuze And Environmental Damage

Author: Mark Halsey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351945521
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Deleuze And Environmental Damage from the Author: Mark Halsey. This book offers a post-structuralist critique of the problems associated with modernist accounts of environmental harm and regulation. Through a notably detailed micro-political analysis of forest conflict, the author explores the limits of academic commentary on environmental issues and suggests that the traditional variables of political economy, race and gender need to be recast in light of four key modalities through which 'the environment' and 'environmental damage' are (re)produced. Focusing on vision, speed, lexicon and affect, the book engages a new ethic for categorizing and regulating 'nature' and challenges criminologists, sociologists, cultural theorists and others to reconsider what it is possible to say and do about environmental problems.

A Decent Provision

Author: John Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317188411
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A Decent Provision from the Author: John Murphy. A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.

The Cambridge Handbook Of Australian Criminology

Author: Adam Graycar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521818452
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The Cambridge Handbook Of Australian Criminology from the Author: Adam Graycar. This book is the complete reference work on Australian criminology.