Demography, Migration and Power: Concepts and Trends

Required:

Goldstone, Jack (2010). “The New Population Bomb: The Four Megatrends That Will Change the World.” Foreign Affairs 89(1): 31-43.

Sciubba, Jennifer. (2021). “Introduction to A Research Agenda for Political Demography,” in Sciubba, Jennifer (ed.), A Research Agenda for Political Demography (Edward Elgar), pp. 1-17.

Teitelbaum, Michael S. (2015). “Political demography: Powerful trends under-attended by demographic science.” Population Studies 69(1): S87-S95.

Recommended:

Introductions to Political Demography

Kaufmann, E. and M. D. Toft (2012). ‘Introduction’. Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping National Politics and International Security J. A. Goldstone, E. Kaufmann and M. Toft. Oxford, Oxford University Press3-9.

Goldstone, J. (2012). “A Theory of Political Demography: Human and Institutional Reproduction”. Political Demography: identity, conflict and institutions. J. A. Goldstone, Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft. Oxford, Oxford University Press10-30.

Goldstone, J. (2012). “Politics and Demography: A Summary of Critical Relationships”. Political Demography: identity, conflict and institutions. J. A. Goldstone, Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft. Oxford, Oxford University Press268-275.

Sciubba, Jennifer (ed). (2021). A Research Agenda for Political Demography (Edward Elgar)

Vanhuyse, Pieter and Achim Goerres, Achim (eds) (2021). Global Political Demography: The Politics of Population Change (Palgrave, open access – provides global case studies)

Weiner, Myron and Michael S. Teitelbaum (2001). Political Demography: Demographic Engineering (New York & Oxford: Berghahn).

Introductions to Demography and Demographic Trends

Bashford, Alison (2014). Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (New York: Columbia University Press).

Harper, Sarah (2016). How Population Change Will Transform Our World (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Harper, Sarah (2018). Demography: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Rowland, Donald T. (2003). Demographic Methods and Concepts (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Essay Question

• What are the main elements of demography, and how might they affect politics?

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