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Global environmental change and human security

Author: Richard A Matthew
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent years, scholars in international relations and other fields have begun to conceive of security more broadly, moving away from a state-centered concept of national security toward the idea of human security, which emphasizes the individual and human well-being. Viewing global environmental change through the lens of human security connects such problems as melting ice caps and carbon emissions to poverty,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Matthew
ISBN: 9780262013406 0262013401 9780262513081 0262513080
OCLC Number: 317573573
Description: x, 327 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Global environmental change and human security: an introduction / Jon Barnett, Richard A. Matthew, and Karen L. O'Brien --
Human security, vulnerability, and global environmental change / Mike Brklacich, May Chazan, and Hans-Georg Bohle --
Global health and human security: addressing impacts from globalization and environmental change / Bryan McDonald --
The vulnerability of urban slum dwellers to global environmental change / Laura Little and Chris Cocklin --
Environmental change, disasters, and vulnerability: the case of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans / Victoria Basolo --
Environmental change, human security, and violent conflict / Jon Barnett and W. Neil Adger --
Environmental change and human security in Nepal / Richard A. Matthew and Bishnu Raj Upreti --
Global environmental change, equity, and human security / Karen L. O'Brien and Robin M. Leichenko --
Approaches to enhancing human security / Marvin S. Soroos --
Rethinking the role of population in human security / Betsy Hartmann --
Women, global environmental change, and human security / Heather Goldsworthy --
Human security as a prerequisite for development / Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah --
Free to squander? Democracy and sustainable development, 1975-2000 / Indra de Soysa, Jennifer Bailey, and Eric Neumayer --
Environmental transborder cooperation in Latin America: challenges to the Westphalia order / Alexander Lopez --
Charting the next generation of global environmental change and human security research / Jon Barnett, Richard A. Matthew, and Karen L. O'Brien.
Responsibility: edited by Richard A. Matthew [and others].

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Experts discuss the risks global environmental change poses for the human security, including disaster and disease, violence, and increasing inequity.  Read more...

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