Leave None to Claim the Land . A Malthusian Catastrophe in Rwanda ?

  title={Leave None to Claim the Land . A Malthusian Catastrophe in Rwanda ?},
  author={Marijke Verpoorten},
More than 200 years after its …rst publication, the Malthusian thesis is still much debated, albeit in a modi…ed form. Rather than predicting a global catastrophe, most neo-Malthusians stress the local character of the relationship between population pressure, natural resource scarcity, and con‡ict as well as its dependency on the socio-political and economic context. This softened version of Malthus’thesis has received little empirical support in cross-country studies. In contrast, a number of… CONTINUE READING


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