Politics of Development

ISBN-10: 047065564X
ISBN-13: 9780470655641
Edition: 4th 2012
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List price: $22.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

#60;b#62;John L. Seitz#60;/b#62; is Professor Emeritus of Government at Wofford College. He earned a BA and MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin. He has extensive first-hand experience of South Korea, Iran, Brazil, Liberia, and Pakistan and previous editions of his book have been used around the world, including translations into Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese.#60;/p#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Kristen A. #60;/b#62;#60;b#62;Hite#60;/b#62; is a Senior Attorney at the Centre for International Environmental Law and teaches at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She earned a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center.#60;/p#62;

List of Plates
List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Foreword
Notes
Introduction: The Creation of Global Issues
Population
The Changing Population of the World
Causes of the Population Explosion
How Population Growth Affects Development
Too rapid
Too slow
An aging population and low birth rates
International conferences on population
How Development Affects Population Growth
Demographic transition
Factors lowering birth rates
Governmental Population Policies
Controlling growth
Promoting growth
The Future
The growth of the world's population
The carrying capacity of the earth
Optimum size of the earth's population
Population-related problems in our future
Conclusions
Notes
Further Reading
Wealth and Poverty
The Millennium Development Goals
Development Assistance and Foreign Aid
The Market Approach
The State Approach
The Civil Society Approach
Geography and Wealth, Geography and Poverty
Globalization
Positive aspects
Negative aspects
An evaluation
Conclusions
Notes
Further Reading
Food
World Food Production
How Many Are Hungry?
Causes of World Hunger
How Food Affects Development
How Development Affects Food
The production of food
The loss of food
The type of food
The Green Revolution
Fertilizers
Pesticides
Irrigation
The future
Governmental Food Policies
Future Food Supplies
Climate
Arable land
Energy costs
Alternative/sustainable/organic agriculture
Biotechnology
Fishing and aquaculture
Future food production
Conclusions
Notes
Further Reading
Energy
The Energy Crisis
Responses by Governments to the Energy Crisis
The United States
Western Europe
Japan
China
The Effect of the Energy Crisis on the Development Plans of Less Developed Nations
The Relationship between Energy Use and Development
A shift in types of energy
Increased use
The decoupling of energy consumption and economic growth
Climate Change
The evidence
Probable effects
Uncertainties
What is being done at present?
What more can be done?
The Energy Transition
Nonrenewable energy sources
Renewable energy sources
Conservation/energy efficiency
Nuclear Power: A Case Study
The potential and the peril
The choice
Conclusions
Notes
Further Reading
The Environment
The Awakening
The Air
Smog
Airborne lead
Acid rain
Ozone depletion
Climate change (global warming)
The Water
The Land
Solid wastes
Toxic wastes
Governmental and industrial responses to the waste problem
Deforestation
The Workplace and the Home
Cancer
Pesticides
Chemicals
The Use of Minerals
Resource efficiency
Recycling
Substitution
Reducing needs
Overdevelopment
The Extinction of Species
The Extinction of Cultures
Environmental Politics
Conclusions
Notes
Further Reading
Technology
Benefits of Technology
The Tragedy of the Commons and the Role of Technology - Short-Term Benefits Versus Long-Term Costs
Unanticipated Consequences of the Use of Technology
DDT
Factory farms
Inappropriate Uses of Technology
Limits to the "Technological Fix"
War
The Threat of Nuclear Weapons: A Case Study
The threat
New dangers
Conclusions
Notes
Further Reading
Alternative Futures
Current Outlook: Business as Usual
Collapse and Sustainable Development
Choices
Improve production
Reduce demand
Better management and governance
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Studying and Teaching Global Issues
Relevant Videos
Relevant Internet Websites
Glossary
Index

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