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dc.creatorRatner, B.D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T10:26:41Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T10:26:41Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifierhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FB%3APOPU.0000019911.10534.0f
dc.identifier.citationPopulation Research and Policy Review 23(1):55-71
dc.identifier.issn0167-5923
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/2010
dc.description.abstractIf social scientists are to provide a more useful contribution to international debates over population and environment, we must find ways to combine the insights of our competing theoretical traditions. Political economy, rational choice, and cultural institutionalist perspectives are each associated with a different assessment and characterization of the population "problem", as well as divergent strategies of response, prioritizing in turn the goals of equity, efficiency, and cultural identity. The principal argument of this paper is that these three perspectives, and the goals which they embody, are like the three legs of a stool; none is sufficient and each is necessary to uphold socially acceptable responses to population growth in the context of broader challenges of sustainability. Each perspective is reviewed in turn, distinguishing narrow and polarizing applications that trivialize the way social and economic systems rely on the natural environment from applications that are useful in fashioning a more integrated approach. The paper concludes with reflections on how this approach may support and enrich a focus on sustainable livelihoods in development planning.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.sourcePopulation Research and Policy Review
dc.titleEquity, efficiency and identity: grounding the debate over population and sustainability
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRatner, B.D. (2004). Equity, efficiency and identity: grounding the debate over population and sustainability. Population Research and Policy Review 23(1):55-71
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.identifier.worldfish611
cg.subject.agrovocdevelopment
cg.subject.agrovocEnvironmental Impact Assessment
cg.subject.agrovoclivelihoods
cg.subject.worldfishequity
cg.subject.worldfishenvironmental assessment
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous
dc.identifier.doi10.1023%2FB%3APOPU.0000019911.10534.0f
cg.identifier.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FB%3APOPU.0000019911.10534.0f


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