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Conclusion

in Malthus

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; History of Economic Thought; Political Economy; Population and Demography. 5054 words.

‘Conclusion’ asks: What does Malthus have to say that is both new and true to an early twenty-first-century audience? It is now recognized that he posed many issues that are of continuing...

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Eugenic intelligence

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 6074 words.

Nothing was more important for eugenicists than intelligence. A means to measure intelligence and identify feeble-mindedness was central to the policies that eugenics promoted. ‘Eugenic...

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Eugenic reproduction

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 7177 words.

Driven by the dream of improving humanity down the generations, the management of reproduction was the core activity for which eugenicists strived. Although they had many different visions,...

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Eugenics

Philippa Levine.

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 168 pages.

The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction...

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Eugenics after 1945

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 6913 words.

‘Eugenics after 1945’ clearly shows that the Nuremburg trials did not spell the end of eugenics, though they did tarnish its reputation considerably. Eugenic policies were simply renamed....

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From population to political economy

in Malthus

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; History of Economic Thought; Political Economy; Population and Demography. 6706 words.

‘From population to political economy’ explains how Malthus was drawn into wider speculations on the wealth of nations. It soon became apparent that the problems of agricultural production...

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The inequalities of eugenics

Philippa Levine.

in Eugenics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Population and Demography; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 7265 words.

The goal of eugenic fitness was intended, at its most utopian, to improve lives, to help eradicate disease and disability, and to foster productivity. In practice, however, eugenics mostly...

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Life

in Malthus

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; History of Economic Thought; Political Economy; Population and Demography. 1469 words.

‘Life’ explores Malthus's publications and the development of his theories of population. In his first Essay, when dealing with the contribution, as he saw it, of the English Poor Laws to...

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Malthus

Donald Winch.

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Intellectual History; History of Economic Thought; Political Economy; Population and Demography. 144 pages.

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. Malthus: A Very Short...

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The political economy of stable growth

in Malthus

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; History of Economic Thought; Political Economy; Population and Demography. 6085 words.

‘The political economy of stable growth’ examines The Principles of Political Economy, which was based on Malthus's belief that ‘the science of political economy bears a nearer resemblance...

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