Sources and Resources for "Population and Security"

Websites of interest:

Population Action International -

PAI blog -

Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program -

ECSP blog New Security Beat -

Relevant Video presentations (taped at the Woodrow Wilson Center):

Further reading:

Bongaarts, John. 2008. "Fertility Transition in Developing Countries: Progress or Stagnation?" Studies in Family Planning 39(2): 105-110.

Cincotta, Richard. "How Democracies Grow Up." Foreign Policy, March/April 2008. Accessible online at

Cincotta, Richard, Robert Engelman, and Daniele Anastasion. "The Security Demographic - Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War." Washington, DC: Population Action International. Accessible online at

Coleman, David. 2006. "Europe's Demographic Future: Determinants, Dimensions, and Challenges." In Demeny, Paul, and Geoffrey McNicoll, eds. The Political Economy of Global Population Change, 1950-2050. A Supplement to Population and Development Review Vol. 23. New York: Population Council, pp. 52-95.

Gleditsch, Nils Petter, Ragnhild Nordas, and Idean Salehyan. 2007. Climate Change and Conflict: The Migration Link. New York: International Peace Academy.

Harper, Sarah. 2006. "Addressing the Implications of Global Ageing." Journal of Population Research 23(2): 205-223.

Hayden, Michael V. Remarks by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the Landon Lecture Series, Kansas State University April 30, 2008. Available online at

Kahl, Colin H. (2007). Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife. In L. Brainard & D. Chollet (Eds.), Too Poor for Peace? Global Poverty, Conflict, and Security in the 21st Century (pp. 60-72). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Kahl, Colin H. 2006. States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Leahy, Elizabeth, et al. 2007. The Shape of Things to Come: Why Age Structure Matters to a Safer, More Equitable World. Washington, DC: Population Action International.

"Population and Conflict: Exploring the Links."ECSP Report 11. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Available online at

Urdal, Henrik. 2004. 'The Devil in the Demographics: The Effect of Youth Bulges on Domestic Armed Conflict, 1950-2000', Social Development Papers. Washington, DC: Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Unit, World Bank. Available online at

Williamson, Jeffrey. 2001. "Demographic Change, Economic Growth and Inequality." In Birdsall, Nancy, Allen Kelley and Steven Sinding, eds. Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth and Poverty in the Developing World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.