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Demography and National Security

Edited by Myron Weiner† and Sharon Stanton Russell†

304 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-262-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 2001)

ISBN  978-1-57181-339-8 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (August 2001)


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Political scientists, demographers, legal scholars, and historians have come together in this volume, under the direction of the late Myron Weiner, one of the leading scholars in this field, to address three of the major sets of questions in the field of political demography: How changes in demographic variables - population size, growth, distribution, and composition - influence threats (real or perceived) to a country's political stability and security; how governments respond to demographic trends; and how governments attempt to change demographic variables in order to enhance national security.

Myron Weiner† was Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chair of the External Research Advisory Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sharon Stanton Russell†, was a political scientist and Research Scholar at the MIT Center for International Studies.

Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies Peace & Conflict Studies
Area: Asia

LC: HB1951 .D453 2001

BL: YC.2003.a.15444

BISAC: SOC007000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Emigration & Immigration; SOC006000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Demography

BIC: JFFN Migration, immigration & emigration; JHBD Population & demography




Contents

PART I: POPULATION DYNAMICS AND NATION SECURITY: THEORIES AND EVIDENCE

Chapter 1. International Migration: Predicting the Unknowable
M.S. Teitelbaum

Chapter 2. Demography, Environment, and Security: An Overview
J.A. Goldstone

Chapter 3. Demographic Change and the Sources of International Conflict
R.R. Krebs and J.S. Levy

PART II: STATE RESPONSES TO DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

Chapter 4. Keepers of the Gates: National Militaries in an Age of International Population Movement
W.J. Durch

Chapter 5. Plural Nationality: Facing the Future in a Migratory World
T.A. Aleinikoff and D. Klusmeyer

Chapter 6. Migration and Foreign Policy: Emerging Bilateral and Regional Approaches in the Americas
S. Martin

PART III: DEMOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING AND NATIONAL SECURITY OBJECTIVES

Chapter 7. A Question of Outsiders: Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Bhutan
S. Hazarika

Chapter 8. Impacts of Migration to China's Borer Regions
J. Banister

Chapter 9. Stalinist Forced Relocation Policies: Patterns, Causes, Consequences
T. Martin

Notes on Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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