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Title:Population Control and Ethnic Rivalry: Local and Global Perspectives
Authors:Mazrui, Ali A.ISNI
Mugambwa, Jessica M.
Year:1986
Periodical:Ethnic and Racial Studies
Volume:9
Issue:3
Period:July
Pages:334-359
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Africa
Subjects:ethnicity
family planning
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Health and Nutrition
Economics and Trade
colonialism
Ethnic and Race Relations
Politics and Government
Abstract:Conflict is endemic to the vertical interaction between global issues and demographic, in particular ethnic, concerns, and the horizontal interplay among the political, economic, cultural and ecological forces which affect national population policies. The history of imperialism is in part a dialectic between death control and birth control in the global arena, white Europeans having historically employed three strategies to further their own racial dominance: displacement, governance, cooptation. In Africa, colonialism has furthermore left a legacy of artificial boundaries and, within the new territorial units, a demographic imbalance between particular ethnic groups. Today, by direct and indirect methods, the Western world continues to exercise a profound influence on patterns of population trends. Examples to illustrate the author's argumentation come mainly from sub-Saharan Africa. Notes.
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