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Environmental Security : Approaches and Issues.

Author: Rita Floyd; Richard A Matthew
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate have focused on clarifying or disputing linkages between various forms of environmental change and various understandings of security. At one extreme lie sceptics who contend that the linkages are weak or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Floyd; Richard A Matthew
ISBN: 9781136266751 1136266755
OCLC Number: 823719435
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents: Cover; Environmental Security: Approaches and issues; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Environmental security studies: an introduction; Chapter 1: Analyst, theory and security: a new framework for understanding environmental security studies; Chapter 2: The evolution of qualitative environment-conflict research: moving towards consensus; Chapter 3: Environmental security and the resource curse; Chapter 4: A political ecology of environmental security. Chapter 5: From conflict to cooperation? Environmental cooperation as a tool for peace-buildingChapter 6. Environmental dimensions of human security; Chapter 7. Ecological security: a conceptual framework; Chapter 8. Gender and environmental security; Chapter 9. Understanding water security; Chapter 10. Conservation, science and peace-building in southeastern Europe; Chapter 11. Population and national security; Chapter 12. Environmental security and sustainable development; Chapter 13. Ensuring food security: meeting challenges from malnutrition, food safety, and global environmental change. Chapter 14. Challenging inequality and injustice: a critical approach to energy securityChapter 15. Climate change and security; Chapter 16. Whither environmental security studies? An afterword; Index.

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Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate have focused on clarifying or disputing linkages between various forms of environmental change and various understandings of security. At one extreme lie sceptics who contend that the linkages are weak or even non-existent; they are simply attempts to harness the resources of the security arena to an environmental agenda. At the other extreme lie those who believe that these linkage.

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