Hungry People and Empty Lands

An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

Edited by S. Chandrasekhar

© 2011 – Routledge

304 pages

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Paperback: 9781138880825
pub: 2015-04-10
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pub: 2010-11-26
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About the Book

First published in 1954, this reissue deals with the problem of international tensions arising from demographic and fertility differences, with special reference to such heavily populated Asian countries as China, Japan and India.


‘A scholarly and scientific study of the very real difficulties of policies both to control and limit population growth and to relieve the pressures where they have become acute.’ – The Economic Journal

Table of Contents

  1. The Demographic Cycle 2. World Demographic Disequilibrium 3. Demographic Danger Spots – Japan, China and India 4. Population and Food Supply 5. Population and Peace

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development