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Environmental Security

Environmental Security

Four Volume Set
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December 2014 | 1 472 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The literature compiled in this four-volume collection explores the real and potential linkages between environmental change and security. Early formulations of environmental security date to antiquity, whilst contemporary formulations of environment-conflict-peace linkages grew in part from the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The ensuing flood of academic enquiry has been diverse and extensive, and the objective of this major work is to organize this important but polysemous literature in order to provide a comprehensive, historically rich and global overview of its key concepts, findings, contributors and methodologies.

 Volume One: Historical Context: Early Writings on Environment and Security

Volume Two: Environmental Change, National Security and the Conflict Cycle

Volume Three: Rethinking Security in Response to Environmental Change

Volume Four: The Security Implications of Climate Change


Richard Matthew
Redefining National Security

Lester Brown
The War over Water

John Cooley
Resource Competition and Human Aggression, Part I: A Review of Primitive War

William Durham
Long-term Biological Consequences of Nuclear War

Paul Ehrlich et al.
Human Carrying Capacity, Extinctions, and Nature Reserves

Paul Ehrlich
Environmental Warfare and Ecocide

Richard Falk
The Tragedy of the Commons

Garrett Hardin
Security and the Environment: A Preliminary Exploration

Johan Holst
Extracts from An Essay on the Principle of Population

Thomas Malthus
Environment and Security

Norman Myers
International Organizations for Environmental Security

Nico Schrijver
Lebensraum: Paradoxically, Population Growth May Eventually End Wars

Julian Simon
Arctic Environmental Issues: Prospects for International Cooperation

Oran Young
Redefining Security

Richard Ullman
The Environmental Component of Comprehensive Security

Arthur Westing
Extract from Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development

World Commission on Environment and Development

Richard Matthew
Post-Conflict Peace Building and Natural Resources

Carl Bruch et al.
Greed and Grievance in Civil War

Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler
From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP’s Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

David Jensen
Why Environmental Transformation Causes Violence: A Synthesis

Günther Baechler
Security, Modernity, Ecology: The Dilemmas of Post-Cold War Security Discourse

Simon Dalby
The Case against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Security

Daniel Deudney
Ecological Collapse of Past Civilizations

Jared Diamond
Armed Conflict and the Environment: A Critique of the Literature

Nils Petter Gleditsch
Warfare in Biodiversity Hotspots

Thor Hanson et al.
On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict

Thomas Homer-Dixon
The Ingenuity Gap: Can Poor Countries Adapt to Resource Scarcity?

Thomas Homer-Dixon
Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991–93

Colin Kahl
The Defense Department Declassifies the Earth-Slowly

Richard Kerr
Cargo Cult Science, Armchair Empiricism and the Idea of Violent Conflict

Benedikt Korf
The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

Philippe Le Billion
Is the Environment a National Security Issue?

Marc Levy
Redefining Security

Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Globalised Images of Environmental Security in Africa

Cyril Obi
Minerals, Forests, and Violent Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

John Katunga Murhula
A Southern African Perspective on Transboundary Water Resource Management

Anthony Turton
Civil War in Sudan: The Impact of Ecological Degradation

Mohamed Suliman
From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

United Nations Environment Programme
Conflict, and Cooperation

Alexander Carius, Geoffrey Dabelko and Aaron Wolf Water
From Environmental Peacekeeping to Environmental Peacemaking

Erika Weinthal

Richard Matthew
Environmental Peacemaking: Ending Conflict between India and Pakistan on the Siachen Glacier through the Creation of a Transboundary Peace Park

Neal Kemkar
Global Environmental Change and Human Security: An Introduction

Richard A. Matthew et al.
Peace through Parks: The Environment on the Peace Research Agenda

Lothar Brock
Ecoregions, State Sovereignty and Conflict

Bruce Byers
Peace in the Anthropocene

Simon Dalby
Bringing Nature Back In: Geopolitical Theory from the Greeks to the Global Era

Daniel Deudney
Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

Patricia Kameri-Mbote
The Role of Environmental Degradation in Population Displacement

Steve Lonergan
Protected Areas and the Security Community

Anne Hammill
Ecological Security and the Need to Reconceptualize Sovereignty

Patricia Mische
The Human Dimensions of Environmental Insecurity: Some Insights from South Asia

Adil Najam
Are We Missing the Point? Global Environmental Change as an Issue of Human Security

Karen O’Brien
Conflicts of Global Ecology: Environmental Activism in a Period of Global Reach

Vandana Shiva
The Environmental Security Debate and Its Significance for Climate Change

Rita Floyd

Richard Matthew
Climate Change, Human Well-Being and Insecurity

W. Neil Adger
Climate Change Discourse in Peacebuilding

Joseph Besigye Bazirake
Does Climate Change Drive Land-Use Conflicts in the Sahel?

Tor Benjaminsen et al.
Could Climate Change Precipitate Peace?

Erik Gartzke
Climate Change, Exponential Curves, Water Resources, and Unprecedented Threats to Humanity

Peter Gleick
Nuclear Famine

Ira Helfand
Climate Change and the Global Financial Crisis: A Case of Double Exposure

Robin Leichenko, Karen O’Brien and William Solecki
Integrating Climate Change into Peacebuilding

Richard  Matthew
?Climate Change and Peacebuilding in the Sahel

Tobi Petrocelli, Samantha Newport and Dennis Hamro-Drotz
Don’t Blame the Weather! Climate-Related Natural Disasters and Civil Conflict

Rune Slettebak
A Climate of Conflict: The Links between Climate Change, Peace and War

Dan Smith and Janani Vivekananda
Climate Wars? Assessing the Claim that Drought Breeds Conflict

Ole Magnus Theisen, Helge Holtermann and H. alvard Buhaug
Climate Change and Its Possible Security Implications: Report of the Secretary-General

United Nations General Assembly
Global Climate Change, War, and Population Decline in Recent Human History

David Zhang et al.
Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

Michael Renner and Zoë Chafe
Climate Change and Inner Peace

Paul Wapner

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