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transition that has managed to rapidly shift expectations inside the country and has given the rest of the world extra reason to pay attention. Liberalisation of the public sphere, including the media and the internet, has also offered a fresh opportunity to consider what has occurred. The big picture gets

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Fertility, Family Planning, and Demographic Change
Author: Geoff Childs
Tibetan Transitions uses the dual lenses of anthropology and demography to analyze population regulating mechanisms in traditional Tibetan societies, and to document recent transitions from high to low fertility throughout the Tibetan world. Using the author’s case studies on historical Tibet, the Tibet Autonomous Region, the highlands of Nepal, and Tibetan exile communities in South Asia, this book provides a theoretical perspective on demographic processes by linking fertility transitions with family systems, economic strategies, gender equity, and family planning ideologies. Special attention is devoted to how institutions (governmental and religious) and the agency of individuals shape reproductive outcomes in both historical and contemporary Tibetan societies, and how demographic data has been interpreted and deployed in recent political debates.
Author: Alpar Losoncz

cohesion, reinforcement of inequalities, negative population trends, informality, etc.) in the context of the “transition” of the Balkans from socialism to capitalism, and claimed that only relative differences relating to the “time and space perspective of Balkanism” could be discussed. He advocates a

In: Southeastern Europe

on earlier drafts. Any omissions or errors are the responsibility of the author. For a parallel question is raised respecting the state, whether a certain act is or is not an act of the state; for example, in the transition from an oligarchy or a tyranny to a democracy. In such cases persons