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A World In Crisis: Geographical Perspectives

Edited By: R Johnston and P Taylor


Paperback | Sep 1989 | #6375 | ISBN: 0631162712
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The 1970's witnessed widespread recognition of the world as a single, interconnecting whole. The 1980's have shown that this whole is not operating as a self-sustaining system. In short we appear to live in a world in crisis- manifesting itself in hunger, poverty, debt, conflict, statelessness and war, as well as in the accelerating degradation of the natural environment.The geographical perspectives of World in Crisis? - in this completely revised and updated edition - show the interlinking nature of global, regional, and local problems and, further, that these are not uniquely economic, ecological, political or social, but all these and more.


A world in crisis?, R.J.Johnston and Peter J.Taylor; the geography of international economic disorder, N.J.Thrift; draining the world of energy, P.R.Odell; food production and distribution - and hunger, P.N.Bradley and S. Carter; natural resource use, Piers Blaikie; Malthus, Marx and population crisis, Robert Woods; the destruction of regional cultures, Richard Peet; individuals and the world economy, R.J.Johnston; the question of national congruence, Colin J.Williams; world-power competition and local conflicts in the Third World, John O'Loughlin; the new geopolitics - the dynamics of geopolitical disorder, John Agnew and Stuart Corbridge; the world systems project, Peter J.Taylor

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