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Published by Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementRichard P. Cincotta, Robert Engelman [and] Daniele Anastasion.
SeriesWorldwatch paper
ContributionsEngelman, Robert., Anastasion, Daniele., Worldwatch Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination101 p. :
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22039904M
ISBN 101889735485

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The demographic transition initially boosts population and then stabilizes it." By comparing events of civil violence to a country's progress through the demographic transition, the authors found that those in the early phase were much more likely to experience conflict. Cincotta and Engelman dubbed this relationship the "security demographic.". Demographic factors are thus worthy of analysis as potential contributors to armed conflict. The author lays out a general framework for looking at population developments through the prism of security issues, proffering some preliminary assessments as to which trends or factors might threaten U.S. interests around the world. Review of: The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War / Richard P. Cincotta, Robert Engelman, Daniele Anastasion. Washington: Population Action International, ISBN: Author: Jack Andrew Goldstone. Read this book on Questia. As the 21st century unfold, the dynamics of population growth, settlement patterns, and movement across borders are certain to have an effect on international security.

This volume, Germany s New Security Demographics: Military Recruitment in the Era of Population Aging by Dr. Wenke Apt, is the eleventh book of a series of Demographic Research Monographs published by the Springer Verlag. Dr. Apt is currently working as a scienti c coordinator and consultant at the department of. Military recruitment will become more difficult in times of demographic aging. The question arises whether demographic change will constrain the capacity of aging states like Germany to conduct foreign policy and pursue their national security interests. Since contemporary military operations still.   The best way to alter Social Security benefits is to redesign how the system operates so that it automatically adjusts with evolving demographic reality. When Social Security began, male retirees at the age of 65 could expect to receive benefits for an average of about twelve years. This research does not address all these complex interactions, but it does note the directions in which demographic factors can affect security issues. Current Demographic Trends. World population growth continues at a significant, albeit slowing, rate. Recent middle-range estimates indicate that global population could increase from 6 billion.

Demographic trends influence political stability and security. Over the past several decades, countries in which at least 60 percent of the population is younger than 30 have been more likely to experience outbreaks of conflict than countries with a more even age distribution.1 Countries with very young age structures, in which at least two-thirds. As a country's birth and death rates shift from high to low, it is said to be moving through the "demographic transition." Countries that have completed this transition are less vulnerable to civil conflict, argued Population Action International's Richard Cincotta at the Environmental Change and Security Program's second meeting in its Health, Population, and Fragility series on J World population now stands at almost 7 billion and if current trends continue, more than 11 billion people will populate our planet by Large youth populations, massive migration, and differential growth among ethnic groups suggest that the 21st century will undoubtedly include multiple threats to national security: interstate wars, civil conflict, and millions of deaths from poverty and. This book provides a comprehensive, theory-based analysis of current issues in population economics. It addresses the most important problems caused by demographic changes using the popular overlappin.