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Escapology, or how to escape Malthusian traps

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This chapter discusses ways of escaping Malthusian traps, showing how a framework taking the classical problem of overpopulation as its heuristic starting point can provide a key to contemporary problems and ways of dealing with them. Based on a concise model of the overpopulation trap, I discuss a variety of escape routes starting with the solutions and non-solutions suggested by Mal-thus (moral restraint, vice, and misery); followed by strategies of shifting the problem to subal-terns and/o...

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University of Oxford
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Social Science Division
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Bloomsbury Publisher's website
Host title:
Scarcity in the Modern World: History, Politics, Society and Sustainability
Publication date:
2019-02-21
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668624
ISBN:
9781350040915
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2017-01-07

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