Population Dynamics and Supply Systems

A Transdisciplinary Approach

Edited by Diana Hummel

Edited by Diana Hummel

Distributed for Campus Verlag

220 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-3/8 | © 2008
Paper $44.00 ISBN: 9783593385457 Published July 2008
While industrialized nations are facing declining birth rates and aging populations, developing countries must deal with rapid urbanization, migration movements, and ongoing population growth. Population Dynamics and Supply Systems explores the links between demographic changes, the environment, and sustainable development. These complex interactions are illustrated with the provisioning structures for water and food. From an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective, this volume uses case studies from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to propose innovative solutions for enhancing the adaptive capacity of supply systems to cope with demographic changes.
 
 
Contents
Preface
Introduction: Supplying the population as societal and scientific challenge
   Diana Hummel 
 
Part A: The analytical framework
   Diana Hummel, Christine Hertler, Steffen Niemann, Alexandra Lux, Ceric Janowicz
         
1        The demographic background
           
2        The central analytical concept: Supply systems
           
3        Research object: Interactions between demographic processes and transformations of supply systems
          
Part B: Case studies
1        Modeling food supply and demography in prehistoric human populations
             Christine Hertler
         
2        Spatial aspects of supply: Migration, water transfer, and IWRM
             Steffen Niemann 
           
3        The world goes urban: Food supply systems and urbanization processes in Africa 
              Cedric Janowicz                       
4        Shrinking cities and water supply 
             Alexandra Lux
 
5        Population changes, water conflicts, and governance in the Middle East 
             Diana Hummel
 
Part C: Synthesis
   Diana Hummel, Christine Hertler, Cedric Janowicz, Alexandra Lux, Steffen Niemann
 
1        Synopsis of case study results
 
2        Building sustainable supply systems: Requirements and prerequisites
 
3        Conclusions and perspectives
 
References
List of figures and tables
About the authors 
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