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Deforestation and the Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Cross-National Investigation of Intervening Mechanisms *
Objective. We draw on ecological modernization theory and international political economy arguments to examine the sources of an environmental Kuznets curve (or EKC) that produces an invertedExpand
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Post-industrial transformations and cyber-space: a cross-national analysis of Internet development
Abstract At century's end, a combination of telecommunications and computer technologies has resulted in the creation of the Internet, a global network of computers that has been growing at anExpand
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Third World urbanization: dimensions, theories, and determinants.
"Few aspects of international social change have generated as much scholarship as patterns of urbanization in the Third World. In this review of interdisciplinary research, we first trace the trendsExpand
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Gender imbalance in infant mortality: a cross-national study of social structure and female infanticide.
Sex differentials in infant mortality vary widely across nations. Because newborn girls are biologically advantaged in surviving to their first birthday, sex differentials in infant mortalityExpand
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Globalization and the Digital Divide: The Roles of Structural Conduciveness and Global Connection in Internet Diffusion*
The goal of this research is to examine the role of "modernization" (i.e., structural conduciveness) in the form of income, telephone price and structure, education, and political structures, andExpand
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Population dynamics and economic development : Age-specific population growth rates and economic growth in developing countries, 1965 to 1990
In theory rapid population growth forces capital to be spent upon nonproductive segments of the population and encourages the undercapitalization of the economy underemployment low wages and weakExpand
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Democracy and Demographic Inheritance: The Influence of Modernity and Proto-Modernity on Political and Civil Rights, 1965 to 1980
Macrosocial theories of democratization point to the pluralism attendant on industrialization, class conflicts and alliances, the state and its social environment, and transnational linkages asExpand
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Social structure and global climate change : Sociological propositions concerning the greenhouse effect
Abstract Although there is accumulating evidence that socioeconomic and political organization are central driving forces behind greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, most recent discussions ofExpand
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Demographic transition in ecological focus.
Demographic transition theory posits that modernization particularly in the form of urban industrialism fundamentally alters the environmental context surrounding fertility decision-making therebyExpand
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