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Militarizing the environment : climate change and the security state

Author: Robert P Marzec
Publisher: Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the seriousness of climate change becomes more and more obvious, military institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns, engaging in "climate change war games," and preparing for the effects of climate change-from conflicts due to loss of food, water, and energy to the mass migration of millions of people displaced by rising sea levels. This combat-oriented  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Marzec
ISBN: 9780816697229 0816697221 9780816697236 081669723X
OCLC Number: 958292659
Description: 1 v. (viii-304 pages) ; 23 cm
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Climate Change War Games1. The SAGEs of the Earth and the Accidental Nature of Environmentality2. Inhabitancy, Custom Law, and the Landless: From Enclosures to Energy Security3. Genealogies of Military Environmentality: The Human Species as a Geological Force in the Anthropocene4. Military Genealogies of Environmentality: Environmental ExceptionalismConclusion: From Environmentality to an Ecology of InhabitancyNotesIndex
Responsibility: Robert P. Marzec.

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"As the seriousness of climate change becomes more and more obvious, military institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns, engaging in "climate change war games," and preparing for the effects of climate change-from conflicts due to loss of food, water, and energy to the mass migration of millions of people displaced by rising sea levels. This combat-oriented stance stems from a self-destructive pattern of thought that Robert P. Marzec names "environmentality," an attitude that has been affecting human-environmental relations since the seventeenth century. Militarizing the Environment traces the rise of this influential mindset in America and other nations that threatens to supplant ideas of sustainability with demands for adaptation. In this extensive historical study of scientific, military, political, and economic formations across five centuries, Marzec reveals how environmentality has been instrumental in the development of today's security society-informing the creation of the military-industrial complex during World War II and the National Security Act that established the CIA during the Cold War. Now embedded in contemporary Western thought, environmentality has even infiltrated scientific thinking-transforming Darwinian insights into a quasi-theology that makes security the biological basis of existence. Marzec exposes the self-destructive nature of this increasingly accepted worldview and offers alternatives that counter the blind alleys of national and global security" (4éme de couv.)

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