WORLD POPULATION


The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Re-reading the principle of Population (Princeton University Press, 2016)

With Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University, this project writes Thomas Robert Malthus into colonial history, and re-writes the history of political economy as necessarily about ‘new world’ land and people.

Watch Alison Bashford and Joyce Chaplin discuss their book here.

Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (Columbia University Press, 2014)

Tracing the world population problem over the twentieth century,  Global Population shows how a geopolitical problem about sovereignty over land morphed into a biopolitical solution, entailing sovereignty over one’s person.

The World History of Eugenics (2010)

With Philippa Levine, Alison Bashford has lead an international team of historians in a book that unravels the history of eugenics across the world.


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