The Resource Malawi population-ecology crisis : a challenge for Catholic social thought and Christian socioecological ethics, by Winiko Patrick Luwanika

Malawi population-ecology crisis : a challenge for Catholic social thought and Christian socioecological ethics, by Winiko Patrick Luwanika

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Malawi population-ecology crisis : a challenge for Catholic social thought and Christian socioecological ethics
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Malawi population-ecology crisis
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a challenge for Catholic social thought and Christian socioecological ethics
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by Winiko Patrick Luwanika
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eng
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Abstract: Malawian cultural practices and Catholic Church teachings are major factors contributing to Malawi's fast population growth which, in turn, has contributed to a socioecological crisis in Malawi. The innovative term "socioecological," originating with John Hart, refers to the interrelationship and integration of social justice in human communities with Earth's and all biota's well-being. The dissertation focuses on population size as a variable that impacts socioecological problems and argues that it is possible to transform Malawian cultural practices and Church teachings to champion efforts toward ecologically sustainable population growth and related responsible economic development. Historically, Malawi has depended on agriculture for subsistence and economic benefits and on wood-fuel for energy. Consequently, as population growth occurs exponentially, the result is ever-increasing demands for farmland and wood-fuel which bring about increasing deforestation and deterioration of a "healthful environment," land degradation, low agricultural productivity, increasing poverty, and severe drought that evaporates traditional sources of water. Chapter One illustrates Malawi's rapid population growth. It provides statistics garnered from population censuses and the witness of credible voices who have expressed concern over population size and the deterioration of socioecological systems in Malawi. Chapter Two explores wisdom derived from Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Catholic social thought on population and socioecological issues. The chapter illustrates how CST is formulated, the Church's process of moral discernment and making judgment, and the Church's reasoning in taking positions on these issues. Chapter Three proposes pastoral strategies which integrate CST with socially and ecologically sustainable economic development models to empower poor people, in particular women--who bear the brunt of the socioecological crisis in Malawi. The dissertation concludes that the development of women (female agency or role of women, human rights, women's rights, education, freedom, empowerment, and responsibility) is key to social and economic development and ecological sustainability in Malawi. Transformation is also needed in Catholic hierarchical consciousness and moral teaching in order to safeguard the Malawian environment and socio-economic sustainable development. It is noted that further study is required to deal with complementary issues such as immigration as factors contributing to the fast population growth which threatens commons goods, commons good, common goods, and common good
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Luwanika, Winiko Patrick
Degree
Th. D.
Dissertation year
2012
Granting institution
Boston University
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
LC call number
HB3664.A3
LC item number
L89 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Boston University
  • Population policy
  • Christian sociology
  • Human ecology
  • Malawi
  • Malawi
  • Malawi
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Malawi population-ecology crisis : a challenge for Catholic social thought and Christian socioecological ethics, by Winiko Patrick Luwanika
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 212-231)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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28 cm
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xix, 231 leaves
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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color illustrations, color maps
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  • (OCoLC)865754352
  • (OCoLC)ocn865754352
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Malawi population-ecology crisis : a challenge for Catholic social thought and Christian socioecological ethics, by Winiko Patrick Luwanika
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 212-231)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xix, 231 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865754352
  • (OCoLC)ocn865754352

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