A Commentary on Malthus' 1798 Essay on Population as Social Theory (Mellen Studies in Sociology S. No. 26)
By: Frank W. Elwell (author)Hardback
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This work includes commentary and criticism of Mathus' essay, which is reprinted here. It suggest that the essay is a subtle social theory on the relationship between sociocultural systems and their environments. The text looks at the methodology and the materialist, evolutionary and functional elements of his theory, and covers the application of his theory to understanding the nature of welfare programs and possible social programs.
Part 1 Malthusian theory: methods; theory, materialism; checks; evolution; functionalism; inequality; theoretical summary. Part 2 Applying the theory: Poor Laws; progress; meo-Malthusianism. Part 3 "An essay on the principle of population - as it effects the future improvement of society with remarks on the speculation of Mr.Goodwin and M.Condorcet, and other writers", T.Robert Malthus.
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