Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Richard F. Deckro, PhD
Large and rapidly growing cities and other urban agglomerations have the potential to become incubators of political instability. This is especially true of rapidly growing cities which are located in countries that are also experiencing high rates of growth in their youth population. Rapid growth rates put stress on urban infrastructure and other institutions, and these stresses can cause major problems for both city and national governments. Knowing when these cities and countries may be trending toward their tipping points regarding political instability will help governments and international organizations develop and implement effective strategies to mitigate the risk of instability.
DTIC Accession Number
Hubbard, Douglas W., "Indicators of Political Instability in the Presence of Rapid Urban and Youth Population Growth" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5383.