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A Research Agenda for Political Demography

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A Research Agenda for Political Demography

9781788975735 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jennifer D. Sciubba is a member of the Department of International Studies at Rhodes College, US
Publication Date: August 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 573 5 Extent: c 224 pp
Exploring how demographic dynamism continues to shape the character of societies, this forward-looking Research Agenda offers insights into how the human population has undergone fundamental demographic shifts, and the impact these have had on how we organize ourselves politically, the design of our economic systems, and even our societal relationships.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Exploring how demographic dynamism continues to shape the character of societies, this forward-looking Research Agenda offers insights into how the human population has undergone fundamental demographic shifts, and the impact these have had on how we organize ourselves politically, the design of our economic systems, and even our societal relationships.

The Research Agenda first introduces readers to the foundations of demographic change: fertility, mortality and migration. Chapters examine the political impact of forced migration, urbanization, gender dynamics, the intersection of race, identity and electoral politics, religious and ethnic groups, and health. The implications of the geographic shift in population centres from the Global North to the Global South are also highlighted, as well as the relationship between demography on the one hand and political and economic power on the other.

This will be an invigorating read for social science scholars looking to develop their research or interact with current research trends, particularly scholars of human geography, development studies and geopolitics.
Critical Acclaim
‘A Research Agenda for Political Demography has raised the bar by pulling together scholarly work on the critical impact of demographic change—both incremental and seismic—on issues of economic development and migration, gender and race, climate change and conflict. Policy-makers and researchers in health, economics, national security and urban planning will gain new insights on the state of current research, critical questions which can be addressed as well as recommendations on gaps and further areas for inquiry. A stimulating and insightful read.’
– Jeffrey Jordan, President and CEO, PRB, US

‘Not using demography to anticipate the all-too-predictable economic slowdowns, growing populism, and conflict is a major analytic crime and government failing. If you want to know what is coming over the horizon and reshape the future to your advantage, read this book by world-class political scientists and demographers.’
– Mathew Burrows, Director of the Atlantic Council's Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative, US

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Contributors include: A. Braithwaite, T.S. Chu, R. Cincotta, M. Cobb, S. Fry, S. Gaith, J.A. Goldstone, V.M. Hudson, E. Kaufmann, E. Leahy Madsen, J.F. May, K. Patierno, J.D. Sciubba, M.S. Teitelbaum, M.D. Toft, H. Weber, J. Youde

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