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States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World

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ISBN-10: 0691138354

ISBN-13: 9780691138350

Edition: 2006

Authors: Colin H. Kahl

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Over the past several decades, civil and ethnic wars have undermined prospects for economic and political development, destabilized entire regions of the globe, and left millions dead.States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing Worldargues that demographic and environmental stress--the interactions among rapid population growth, environmental degradation, inequality, and emerging scarcities of vital natural resources--represents one important source of turmoil in today's world. Kahl contends that this type of stress places enormous strains on both societies and governments in poor countries, increasing their vulnerability to armed conflict. He identifies two pathways whereby this…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.17" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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Land and Lies: Ethnic Clashes in Kenya
From Chaos to Calm: Explaining Variations in Violence in the Philippines and Kenya
Conclusions and Implications