Neo-Malthusians and Population Growth

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Who is the key thinker here?
Thomas Malthus
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What does he state about populations and growth?
That populations and increasing much faster than country's ability to feed everyone
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What does this lead to?
A food shortage and then natural checks on population
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What are these natural checks?
Famine and malnutrition which can also result in war due to fights over food and water supplies
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What is stated about these natural checks?
That the death rates would go up but keep the population sizes down
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What is states about malthus?
He's very bleak as he suggests that population growth can lead to disasters, such as famine war and eventually the end of civilisation
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Who is the other key thinker?
Robert Kaplan
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What does he outline about populations?
That due to the population growth and resource depletion tw countries are slipping into anarchy.
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What key term does he outline?
New barbarism
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What does this mean?
Thta overpopulation and exhaustion of resources leads to civil wars in developing countries
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What are the two criticisms of neo-malthusians?
That their predictions havent come true, as the population has considerably grown and there hasnt been the end of civilisation. Secondly, improvements in agriculture mean that fod crisis have been overted and war and famin have kept populations down
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