Nationalism and Demographic Engineering


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Demographic Engineering

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Anson, Jon, and Avinoam Meir (1996). “Religiosity, nationalism and fertility in Israel.” European Journal of Population 12(1): 1-25.

  • For a more recent update, see Bystrov, Evgenia (2016). “Religiosity, nationalism and fertility among Jews in Israel revisited.” Acta Sociologica 59(2): 171-186.

Adsera, Alicia (2012). “Fertility, Feminism and Faith: The Influence of Secularism and Economic Conditions,” in Eric Kaufmann and W. Bradford Wilcox, eds. Whither the Child? Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press).

Cincotta, Richard (2011). “Africa’s Reluctant Fertility Transition,” Current History 110(736): 184-190.

Fargues, Philippe (2000) “Protracted national conflict and fertility change: Palestinians and Israelis in the twentieth century.” Population and Development Review 26(3): 441-482.

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King, Leslie (2002). “Demographic trends, pronatalism, and nationalist ideologies in the late twentieth century.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 25(3): 367-389.

Essay Question

  • What are the main forms of demographic engineering, and how do they differ? Answer with respect to several case studies.

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