collapse

Societal collapse is the fall or disintegration of complex human societies. Societal collapse broadly includes abrupt societal failures such as that of the Mayan Civilization, as well as more extended gradual declines of cultures, institutions, or a civilization like the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The general subject arises in anthropology, history, sociology, politics and other fields, and more recently in complex systems science. (Wikipedia)

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Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich (2013)

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Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies

Safa Motesharrei, Jorge Rivas, Eugenia Kalnay (18 February 2014)

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Approaching a state shift in Earth's biosphere

Anthony D. Barnosky et al. (7 June 2012)

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Is Global Collapse Imminent?

Graham Turner (4 August 2014)

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Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

John R. Schramski, David K. Gattie, James H. Brown (8 June 2015)

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Big Is Fragile: An Attempt At Theorizing Scale

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, Daniel Lunn