The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security by Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba (Author)

By Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba (Author)

Inhabitants dimension, constitution, distribution, and composition have an effect on safety in different methods, together with nationwide energy, civil clash, and improvement. the longer term Faces of conflict: inhabitants and nationwide defense bargains a accomplished review of the way demographic traits can functionality as parts, symptoms, and multipliers of a state's nationwide safeguard. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a selected demographic pattern and describes its nationwide safeguard implications in 3 realms—military, regime, and structural.Illustrating the mechanisms through which demography and safety are attached, the publication pushes the dialog ahead through difficult universal conceptions approximately demographic tendencies and nationwide protection. Key for policymakers and common readers alike, it is going directly to recommend methods traits promises possibilities for development partnerships and strengthening states. targeting a number of situations and the theoretical hyperlinks among inhabitants and safeguard, the insights accrued the following will stay suitable for years yet to come.

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Why might this matter for structural security? According to the Democratic Party of Japan, which supports reform: “Having the right to vote means taking responsibility for one’s words and actions as a member of society. ”79 Given that youth are already outnumbered in Japan and will continue to be so as the median age rises as a result of low fertility, bringing the youth into the political process has major implications for generational equity. Youth there already vote in very small proportions—far less than older cohorts—and have low labor force participation.

In particular, “family and marital problems were common. They became poorer, lost confidence, and became fatalistic and submissive. ”34 Relative male income, the standard of living a man’s income can buy relative to his father’s, matters because younger generations will expect to meet or exceed the standard of living of their parents. 35 Another example of connections between youth and crime is Somali piracy. Somali pirates are generally young, uneducated, and unemployed. ”36 Somalia has unemployment rates of 66 percent for urban areas and 41 percent for rural areas.

The Shape of Things to Come: Why Age Structure Matters to a Safer, More Equitable World. Washington, DC: Population Action International, 2007, pp. 23, 35, 43, and 55. were 26 percent more likely to experience civil conflict between 1970 and 1999. There is also a clear relationship between democracy and age structure, one that will be examined in more detail in a following section. The policy implications of their findings are immense. The most important takeaway for our purposes is that government and civil society actors working to foster development, peace, and democracy in countries with youthful age structures may face grim prospects.

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