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The Politics of Development : An Introduction to Global Issues - John L. Seitz

The Politics of Development

An Introduction to Global Issues


Published: 8th January 1991
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The book focuses on the role political processes play in solving certain key problems which have accompanied economic development in both the developed and less developed nations of the world.
By breaking down the factors which define development into clear cut categories, namely population, food, energy, the environment, and technology, the author offers a useful approach to understanding the problems the world is facing today and will continue to face for the foreseeable future.
The text provides a useful guide and resource for those who wish to grasp the implications of the rapid growth of the world's population, world hunger, the threat of nuclear war, uncertain energy supplies, acid rain and deforestation.

Prefacep. xi
The Wealth and Poverty of Nationsp. 1
The Orthodox Approachp. 2
The Radical Approachp. 5
The Growth-with-Equity Approachp. 8
Conclusionsp. 12
Notesp. 15
Population and Developmentp. 17
The Changing Population of the Worldp. 17
Causes of the Population Explosionp. 24
Population Growth Affects Developmentp. 26
Development Affects Population Growthp. 30
Governmental Population Policiesp. 34
The Futurep. 39
Conclusionsp. 43
Notesp. 44
Food and Developmentp. 46
Food Productionp. 46
How Many Are Hungry?p. 47
Causes of World Hungerp. 48
Food Affects Developmentp. 51
Development Affects Foodp. 53
The Green Revolutionp. 62
Governmental Food Policiesp. 63
Future Food Suppliesp. 66
Conclusionsp. 71
Notesp. 72
Energy and Developmentp. 76
The Energy Crisisp. 76
Responses by Governments to the Energy Crisisp. 80
The Effect of the Energy Crisis on Third World Development Plansp. 84
The Relationship Between Energy Use and Developmentp. 86
The Greenhouse Effectp. 91
The Energy Transitionp. 94
Nuclear Power: A Case Studyp. 103
Conclusionsp. 111
Notesp. 113
The Environment and Developmentp. 117
The Awakeningp. 117
The Airp. 119
The Waterp. 123
The Landp. 126
The Workplace and the Homep. 132
The Use of Natural Resourcesp. 135
The Extinction of Speciesp. 139
Environmental Politicsp. 142
Conclusionsp. 144
Notesp. 146
Technology and Developmentp. 149
Benefits of Technologyp. 149
Short-term versus Long-term Benefitsp. 150
Unanticipated Consequences of the Use of Technologyp. 153
Inappropriate Uses of Technologyp. 156
Limits to the "Technological Fix"p. 158
The Threat of Nuclear War: A Case Studyp. 160
Conclusionsp. 166
Notesp. 167
Alternative Futuresp. 170
Doomp. 171
Growthp. 175
Steady Statep. 177
Conclusionsp. 179
Notesp. 181
Selected Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780631158011
ISBN-10: 0631158014
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 8th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.39 x 162.64  x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1