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The security dynamics of demographic factors, Brian Nichiporuk

Label
The security dynamics of demographic factors
Title
The security dynamics of demographic factors
Statement of responsibility
Brian Nichiporuk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As the 21st century unfolds, the dynamics of population growth, settlement patterns, and movement across borders are certain to have an effect on international security. Demographic shifts in political environments that are already tense as a result of territorial disputes, ethnic rivalries, ideological divides, or environmental stresses may provide just enough pressure to spark a violent conflict or perhaps even outright war. 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. Based on this analysis, there appear to be three broad areas of response: (1) A useful practice would be to create and place increased focus on demographically oriented indicators and warning measures. It will be important to understand how demographic pressures might be constraining the actions of key allies, increasing frictions between key regional powers, and/or laying the foundations for ethnic conflict. (2) Carefully targeted foreign aid may help some key friends and allies to better manage the effects of rapid population growth, allowing them to conserve resources and reform their political systems to take into account emerging demographic realities. (3) From the U.S
  • Army's standpoint, the most important consequence of demographic trends is the increasing urbanization of conflict. In the short term, training will be important to obtain improvements in military operations on urbanized terrain (MOUT) capabilities. Over the longer term, research in new technologies will improve the ability of U.S. ground forces to operate in urban areas, for example, advanced intelligence-gathering platforms, better personnel protection, and a new generation of nonlethal weapons
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nichiporuk, Brian
Dewey number
304.6/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB3505
LC item number
.N49 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Arroyo Center
  • Labor and Population Program
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demography
  • National security
Label
The security dynamics of demographic factors, Brian Nichiporuk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "MR-1088-WFHF/RF/DLPF/A."
  • "Supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, United States Army."
  • "This research was jointly sponsored by the Population Matters project in RAND's Labor and Population Program and by the RAND Arroyo Center"--p. iii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- What Do We Mean By "Demography"? -- Ch. 2. The Evolving View of Population as a National Security Variable -- Ch. 3. Key Demographic Trends -- Bifurcation of High-Fertility Countries -- The Emergence of Chronic Low Fertility in Much of the Developed World -- Increasing Urbanization in the Developing World -- Ch. 4. The Security Implications of Demographic Factors -- Demographics and the Nature of Future Conflict -- Demographics and the Sources of Military Power -- Demographics and the Sources of Conflict -- Ch. 5. Implications for U.S. Policy -- Review -- Research/Analytical Responses -- Development Assistance -- Focused Military Preparedness
Control code
42680350
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 52 pages
Isbn
9780833027801
Lccn
99051390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The security dynamics of demographic factors, Brian Nichiporuk
Publication
Note
  • "MR-1088-WFHF/RF/DLPF/A."
  • "Supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, United States Army."
  • "This research was jointly sponsored by the Population Matters project in RAND's Labor and Population Program and by the RAND Arroyo Center"--p. iii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- What Do We Mean By "Demography"? -- Ch. 2. The Evolving View of Population as a National Security Variable -- Ch. 3. Key Demographic Trends -- Bifurcation of High-Fertility Countries -- The Emergence of Chronic Low Fertility in Much of the Developed World -- Increasing Urbanization in the Developing World -- Ch. 4. The Security Implications of Demographic Factors -- Demographics and the Nature of Future Conflict -- Demographics and the Sources of Military Power -- Demographics and the Sources of Conflict -- Ch. 5. Implications for U.S. Policy -- Review -- Research/Analytical Responses -- Development Assistance -- Focused Military Preparedness
Control code
42680350
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 52 pages
Isbn
9780833027801
Lccn
99051390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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