On the Edge of Scarcity
Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability and Conflict 2nd
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On the Edge of Scarcity by Michael N. Dobkowski
Book DescriptionThese essays address one of the most pressing and significant issues that humanity has confronted to date - the lack of life-sustaining resources. Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann establish a disturbing but realistic scenario of the disastrous future that awaits humankind as surplus populations collide with dwindling resources. Authors consider a number of cause-and-effect situations on industrialization, biophysical limits, exponential population growth, and genocide, to name a few. This volume is a critical contribution to the field and will serve as an ideal introduction to courses in the environment, population, resources, genocide, and social conflict.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815629436
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael N. Dobkowski
Genocide and the Modern Age, Paperback (February 2000)
In the preface to this 2000 edition, the authors point out that with the advent of the millennium, it is important to take stock of the 20th century, which has been labelled as the "Age of Genocide".
Coming Age of Scarcity, Paperback (November 1997)View all books by Michael N. Dobkowski
Showing how scarcity and surplus populations can lead to disaster, the contributors to this text discuss "ethnic cleansing" and the world's expanding killing fields. They anticipate mass death and genocide for the 21st century and provide responses to this impending catastrophe.
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Author Biography - Michael N. Dobkowski
MICHAEL N. DOBKOWSKI is professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. ISIDOR WALLIMANN is lecturer in sociology at the School of Social Work in Basel and the Institute of Sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. They coauthored The Coming Age of Scarcity: Preventing Mass Death and Genocide in the Twentieth Century, also published by Syracuse University Press.
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