By Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald, Karen L. O'Brien, Geoffrey D. Dabelko

In recent times, students in diplomacy and different fields have all started to conceive of safeguard extra commonly, relocating clear of a state-centered suggestion of nationwide protection towards the belief of human defense, which emphasizes the person and human health. Viewing international environmental swap throughout the lens of human defense connects such difficulties as melting ice caps and carbon emissions to poverty, vulnerability, fairness, and clash. This e-book examines the advanced social, overall healthiness, and fiscal results of environmental swap around the globe.

In chapters which are either academically rigorous and coverage proper, the e-book discusses the connections of world environmental switch to city poverty, traditional mess ups (with a case examine of typhoon Katrina), violent clash (with a learn of the decade-long Nepalese civil war), inhabitants, gender, and improvement. The e-book makes transparent the inadequacy of conventional understandings of protection and indicates how worldwide environmental swap is elevating new, unavoidable questions of human lack of confidence, clash, cooperation, and sustainable development.

Contributors: W. Neil Adger, Jennifer Bailey, Jon Barnett, Victoria Basolo, Hans Georg Bohle, Mike Brklacich, might Chazan, Chris Cocklin, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Indra de Soysa, Heather Goldsworthy, Betsy Hartmann, Robin M. Leichenko, Laura Little, Alexander López, Richard A. Matthew, Bryan McDonald, Eric Neumayer, Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah, Karen L. O'Brien, Marvin S. Soroos, Bishnu Raj Upreti

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These initiatives resulted in considerable political and societal attention to issues of environmental change in the early 1990s. This confluence of moments in global security and environmental politics perhaps explains the sudden swell in writing about environmental security and in particular about environmental causes of violent conflicts (Dalby 1992; Deudney and Matthew 1999; Matthew 2002). The Malthusian perspective, enriched by the Canadian scholar Thomas Homer-Dixon (1999) and others, became a significant part of this rethinking exercise and quickly attracted government and foundation interest.

O'Brien and Robin M. Leichenko 9 Approaches to Enhancing Human Security 177 Marvin S. Soroos 10 Rethinking the Role of Population in Human Security 193 Betsy Hartmann 11 Women, Global Environmental Change, and Human Security 215 Heather Goldsworthy 12 Human Security as a Prerequisite for Development 237 Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah 13 Free to Squander? Democracy and Sustainable Development, 1975-2000 261 Indra de Soysa, Jennifer Bailey, and Eric Neurnayer 14 Environmental Transborder Cooperation in Latin America: Challenges to the Westphalia Order 291 Alexander Lopez V Conclusion 305 15 Charting the Next Generation of Global Environmental Change and Human Security Research 307 Jon Barnett, Richard A.

Further, the majority of the research on environmental security, and most of its policy manifestations, are concerned with the issue of environmentally induced conflicts. We focus on the human security dimension because this is, at least to the editors and most authors of this hook, the primary reason for concern about environmental change that is, because it puts at risk people's basic needs, human rights, and things that they value in order to lead dignified lives. This bottom-line reason for concern is not adequately recognized in research and policy concerning environmental change, security, and development.

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