Population Growth and Decline

Issues of Justice

Authored by: Margaret P. Battin

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415896665
eBook ISBN: 9780203804971
Adobe ISBN: 9781136644849


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Let’s start with what is supposed to be the solution to population issues, but is actually part of the problem. That’s the figure at the end of many of the classic population projections, the so-called “leveling off” point at which population growth will cease to be a threat to the globe. The question is whether “leveling off” is a realistic prediction or an unsupported and dangerous fantasy, and if it’s the latter what we can do to transform it into the former with a reasonable degree of justice.

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