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"A Surplus of Men, A Deficit of Peace: Security and Sex Ratios in Asia's Largest States"

"A Surplus of Men, A Deficit of Peace: Security and Sex Ratios in Asia's Largest States"

Journal Article, International Security, volume 26, issue 4, pages 5-39

Spring 2002

Authors: Andrea Den Boer, Valerie M. Hudson

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Belfer Center Studies in International Security; International Security; Quarterly Journal: International Security

 

ABSTRACT

This issue begins with an article by Valerie Hudson of Brigham Young University and Andrea Den Boer of the University of Kent. Hudson and Den Boer trace the rise in offspring sex selection in China and India that has resulted in a "surplus" of young men. They argue that such surpluses of men increase the potential for internal and external violence, while diminishing the prospects for democracy. This phenomenon could destabilize the two countries, the region, and beyond.

 

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For Academic Citation:

Den Boer, Andrea and Valerie M. Hudson. "A Surplus of Men, A Deficit of Peace: Security and Sex Ratios in Asia's Largest States." International Security 26, no. 4 (Spring 2002): 5-39.

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