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Fenntarthatóság és népesedés: globalizmus vagy lokalizmus
Sustainability and Population: Globalism or Localisms

Author(s): János Tóth I.
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Political Philosophy, Welfare systems, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Geopolitics, Politics and Identity
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: ecologic footprint; demography; immigration; fertility rate; Eastern Europe;

Summary/Abstract: Today, sustainable development is very closely linked to neoliberal globalism that threatens with giving big capital excessive amounts of power. Moreover, globalization leads to the homogenization of mankind, that is, to the disappearance of languages, cultures and lifestyles, therefore it must be avoided. The only way to preserve the diversity of mankind is through achieving sustainability at local levels. Sustainability has demographical aspects as well – the overpopulation that characterizes Africa is just as unsustainable as the depopulation that is typical for Europe. For European nations, there are two ways to ensure stability in terms of population size: the global way (letting in more immigrants) and the local way (higher birth rates). The global solution is once more wrong – immigrants coming in large masses cannot be integrated. The ideal solution would be for everyone to bear 2-3 children, but the process would require a complete transformation of the general social attitude. The process would take place much faster and it would be easier if 10-15% of the couples, respectively of the women in childbearing age would undertake the task of giving birth and raising at least 5 children and the necessary framework could be the implementation of a new institution, that of full-time parenthood as a form of employment.

  • Issue Year: LXXX/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 97-107
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian