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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Matthew
ISBN: 9780262013406 0262013401 9780262513081 0262513080 9786612694653 6612694653
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].

Abstract:

"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, vulnerability, equity, and conflict. This book examines the complex social, health, and economic consequences of environmental change across the globe.

In chapters that are both academically rigorous and policy relevant, the book discusses the connections of global environmental change to urban poverty, natural disasters (with a case study of Hurricane Katrina), violent conflict (with a study of the decade-long Nepalese civil war), population, gender, and development. The book makes clear the inadequacy of traditional understandings of security and shows how global environmental change is raising new, unavoidable questions of human insecurity, conflict, cooperation, and sustainable development."--Pub. desc.

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