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Coping with Population Challenges - Louise Lassonde

Coping with Population Challenges

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Can we provide a sustainable future for the 10 billion individuals predicted to populate the world by 2050. This book describes how the Programme of Action, adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, focussed on women's issues, reproductive choice and the notion of the individual. This book identifies a number of important but neglected area of the debate that the Programme failed to address, and brings to light some of the inconsistencies that need to be resolved if the Programme is to be implemented.

Tables and Figures
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A New Perspective
Points of Referencep. 1
The History of the Population Debatep. 1
The Ideological Contextp. 3
The Structure of the International Negotiationsp. 6
The Cairo Conference: Appearance and Realityp. 11
A Life of Qualityp. 15
Reproduction, Women and the Family: Programme of Actionp. 15
A New Concept: Reproductive Healthp. 22
Recognition of Sexualityp. 24
The Female Perspectivep. 26
Fertility Control and Reproductive and Life Patternsp. 32
Freedom of Choicep. 37
Women's Work Outside the Home and the Well-being of Childrenp. 43
The Diverse Types of Familyp. 45
Population and Developmentp. 49
Population and Development: Programme of Actionp. 49
The Framework of Sustainabilityp. 52
Sustained Economic Growth to Combat Povertyp. 52
The Right to Developmentp. 54
Two Axioms to be Put into Contextp. 57
Feeding the People of Tomorrow: A Two-sided Problemp. 63
The Populations of the Arid Regionsp. 66
The Gaps in the Programme of Actionp. 70
Mortality, Ageing and Migration: Programme of Actionp. 70
General Mortalityp. 72
Population Ageingp. 74
The Challenges of Migrationp. 80
The Political Dimension of Populationp. 90
Practical Measuresp. 95
Programme of Actionp. 95
The Dangers of a Headlong Rushp. 97
Democracy: A New Fashion or a New Dynamic?p. 99
The New Partnership between Myth and Realityp. 101
Review of the International Negotiationsp. 111
Different Assessmentsp. 111
The Latin Approachp. 114
The Anglo-Saxon Approachp. 115
Resolving the Inconsistenciesp. 121
The Demographic Perspective: The Risk of Irrelevancep. 129
Coping with the Challenges Facing Usp. 130
From Population Control to the Transformation of Societiesp. 131
From Policy-making to Decision-makingp. 135
The Economic Decision-making Frameworkp. 138
The New Production of Goods and Standards of Utilizationp. 145
Conclusion: Population as an Ethical Issuep. 151
Notes and Referencesp. 157
Indexp. 166
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ISBN: 9781853834356
ISBN-10: 1853834351
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1