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Are human beings less violent than before? Why do we adopt certain moral and political judgements? Why is the gap between rich and poor getting bigger? How do we decide which criminal policies are effective? What is the Population Challenge for the 21st Century? What is social science? In Big Ideas in Social Science, David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton put these and more of our society’s burning questions to 18 of the world’s leading social scientists including Steven Pinker, Ann Oakley, Lawrence Sherman, Kate Pickett, Robert J. Shiller and Doreen Massey. The result is a collection of thought-provoking discussions that span the fields of sociology, politics, economics, criminology, geography and many more. From the people who brought us the Philosophy Bites series, Big Ideas in ...

SARAH HARPER ON THE POPULATION CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
SARAH HARPER ON THE POPULATION CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper is Professor of Geron-tology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, and SeniorResearch Fellow at Nuffield College. Sarah has a background in anthropology and population studies and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change. Her current research on demographic change addresses the global and regional impact of falling fertility and increasing longevity, with a particular interest in Asia and Africa. Sarah serves on the UK’s Council for Science and Technology, which advises the Prime Minister on the scientific evidence for strategic policies and frameworks, and chairs the UK Government ...

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