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I come to bury (population) growth, not to praise it

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rachel FranklinORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis , 2020.

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In this paper, I reflect on regional perspectives on a postgrowth world, taking the case of population loss as my example. Building on existing knowledge and illustrating with descriptive examples, I highlight three aspects of population loss that bear further study—its ubiquity, dynamism, and geography. I close by emphasizing the importance of researching, thinking about, and engaging with population loss, to contribute to our understanding of a world of less, not more.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Franklin RS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Spatial Economic Analysis

Year: 2020

Volume: 15

Issue: 4

Pages: 359-373

Online publication date: 06/09/2020

Acceptance date: 23/07/2020

Date deposited: 19/08/2020

ISSN (print): 1742-1772

ISSN (electronic): 1742-1780

Publisher: Taylor and Francis


DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2020.1802056


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