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Population Change and Agricultural Intensification in Developing Countries

Citation

Bilsborrow, Richard E. & Geores, Martha E. (1994). Population Change and Agricultural Intensification in Developing Countries. In Arizpe, Lourdes; Stone, M. Priscilla; & Major, David C. (Eds.), Population and the Environment: Rethinking the Debate (pp. 171-207). Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.

Abstract

This ambitious interdisciplinary volume places population processes in their social, political, and economic contexts while it considers their environmental impacts. The contributors, who explore the subtle and complex connections between population and environment, argue for the fundamental insight that the impact of population on the environment involves not just absolute numbers of people—nor even just population densities—but also social, political, and institutional factors.Examining the complex patterns of human relationships that overlay, alter, and distort our ties to urban and rural landscapes, the book includes a significant focus on the essential experiences and perspectives of poor Third World women. With its rich and varied views of the relationship between population and the environment, this book offers a more equitable view of development and its global ramifications.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Population and the Environment: Rethinking the Debate

Author(s)

Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Geores, Martha E.

Editor(s)

Arizpe, Lourdes
Stone, M. Priscilla
Major, David C.

Year Published

1994

Pages

171-207

Publisher

Westview Press

City of Publication

Boulder, Colo.

Reference ID

228