Population and Society

Essential Readings

Author: Frank Trovato

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195439786

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This second edition brings together a broad selection of classic and contemporary works in the study of human population and society. Integrating a unique global perspective throughout, the text examines the foundational principles and theories of demography before addressing such topics as the relationship between individual action and demographic phenomena; principles of aging composition; nuptiality and family processes; fertility, mortality, and migration; environmental issues; and population policy concerns. Introductory overviews for each of the ten sections establish common underlying themes and give students a contextual framework for the readings that follow. With twenty-three new readings by Canadian and international scholars and a fully updated pedagogical program, this comprehensive collection is an essential resource for studying population and society.
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The Changing Face of Canada

Essential Readings in Population

Author: Roderic P. Beaujot,Donald W. Kerr

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303221

Category: History

Page: 389

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Canadian society is rapidly changing. This concise, up-to-date volume masterfully captures this change. The work of leading Canadian demographers is featured and it promises to be an exciting new entry in Canadian population studies
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Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law

Author: Joel B. Teitelbaum,Sara E. Wilensky

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763738514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 447

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This compilation of carefully selected readings is meant to allow for deeper analysis of the issues covered in Essentials of Health Policy and Law, yet also serves as an excellent complement to any text on health policy.
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Images of Society

Readings That Inspire and Inform Sociology

Author: Michael P. Carroll,Jerry Patrick White

Publisher: Nelson

ISBN: 9780176415983

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191567787

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In 1859 Darwin described a deceptively simple mechanism that he called "natural selection," a combination of variation, inheritance, and reproductive success. He argued that this mechanism was the key to explaining the most puzzling features of the natural world, and science and philosophy were changed forever as a result. The exact nature of the Darwinian process has been controversial ever since, however. Godfrey-Smith draws on new developments in biology, philosophy of science, and other fields to give a new analysis and extension of Darwin's idea. The central concept used is that of a "Darwinian population," a collection of things with the capacity to undergo change by natural selection. From this starting point, new analyses of the role of genes in evolution, the application of Darwinian ideas to cultural change, and "evolutionary transitions" that produce complex organisms and societies are developed. Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection will be essential reading for anyone interested in evolutionary theory
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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Essential Readings in Canadian Constitutional Politics

Author: Peter H. Russell,Christian Leuprecht

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442603682

Category: Law

Page: 502

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Essential Readings in Canadian Constitutional Politics introduces students, scholars, and practitioners to classic authors and writings on the principles of the Canadian Constitution as well as to select contemporary material. To complement rather than duplicate the state of the field, it deals with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and with Canadian mega-constitutional politics in passing only, focusing instead on institutions, federalism, intergovernmental relations, bilingualism and binationalism, the judiciary, minority rights, and constitutional renewal. Many of the selections reverberate well beyond Canada's borders, making this volume an unrivalled resource for anyone interested in constitutional governance and democratic politics in diverse societies.
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