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The meaning of environmental security : ecological politics and policy in the new security era

Author: Jon Barnett
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jon Barnett takes on the military-industrial interests of those in the establishment to reveal how ordinary human beings must have a safe environment in which security is subordinate to care of the planet and its delicate ecosystems.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Barnett
ISBN: 1856497852 1856497860 9781856497855 9781856497862
OCLC Number: 59545994
Description: viii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Locating Environmental Security --
2. Environmental Insecurity: Ecological Exacerbations of Underdevelopment --
3. Security: From What and for Whom? --
4. New Security Issues: The Old Guard Looks for New Targets --
5. Environmental Degradation and Conflict: Conscripting the Voice of Dissent --
6. Policies for Pollution and the Pollution of Policy --
7. The Biggest of Institutional Challenges: The Military --
8. Ecological Security: An Alternative Security Strategy --
9. Environmental Security for People --
10. Towards Environmental Security.
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A comprehensive critical discussion of environmental security. It reviews the origins and implications of a variety of approaches. Here Barnett argues that environmental security is often driven more  Read more...

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'Environmental security is one of these poisonous concepts which cloud the mind. Jon Barnett has now dissected the concept, revealing its baleful impact on our thinking.'Wolfgang Sachs'Environmental Read more...

 
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