Conflict and the Environment

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The end of the Cold War has opened up the arena for increased attention to other lines of conflict, both in Europe and globally. Environmental disruption - by no means a new phenomenon - is a chief beneficiary of the shift in priorities in the public debate. The Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division of NATO has moved with the times and has defined environmental security as one of the priority areas for its cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. Research on ...

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Overview

The end of the Cold War has opened up the arena for increased attention to other lines of conflict, both in Europe and globally. Environmental disruption - by no means a new phenomenon - is a chief beneficiary of the shift in priorities in the public debate. The Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division of NATO has moved with the times and has defined environmental security as one of the priority areas for its cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. Research on these issues is now thus very much a collaborative effort across former lines of division in Europe.
The Introduction by Sverre Stub sets the tone: Our Future - Common, or None at All. The book reveals the very real risks associated with environmental degradation, whether of the land, waters or the oceans, and charts out previous disputes and points to the very real danger of violent conflict associated with the drying up of natural resources. The book ends with a section on Responses, which seeks to provide answers to the threats discussed in the preceding sections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048149247
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2 (closed) , #33
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; N.P. Gleditsch. Introduction. 1. Our Future - Common, or None at All; S. Stub. Part A: Environmental Security? 2. The Environment and Security: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues; L. Brock. 3. Environmental Conflict and Environmental Determinism: The Relative Importance of Social and Natural Factors; R.D. Lipschutz. 4. Environmental Conflict: A Values-Oriented Approach; A. Hill. 5. Rethinking Environmental Security; R.A. Matthew. 6. Environmental Conflict and the Democratic Peace; N.P. Gleditsch. Part B: Environmental Degradation. 7. Conflicts and Environmental Change: Models and Methods; A.E. Varshavsky, L.E. Varshavsky. 8. Military Conflict and Mineral Supplies: Results Relevant to Wider Resource Issues; M. Hammarström. 9. Environmental Conflicts in Africa; N.A.L. Mohammed. 10. China: Environmental Stress and Violent Conflict; R.T. Stranks. 11. Threats to Security: Environmental Degradation in the Former Soviet Union; A.V. Kaffka. 12. Environmental Ethics and Conflicting Ethnicity: A Value-Oriented Analysis; A.M. Ivanov. 13. Environment and Security: Property and Regional Problems in Arkhangelsk; Y. Shvartsman, S. Vidyakina. Part C: Fisheries Conflicts. 14. States, Stocks and Sovereignty: High Seas Fishing and the Expansion of State Sovereignty; J.L. Bailey. 15. The Turbot War: Resolution of an International Fishery Dispute; M.S. Soroos. Part D: Environmental Refugees. 16. Environmental Degradation, Migration, and the Potential for Violent Conflict; A. Suhrke. 17. In Limbo: Environmental Refugees in the Third World; Shin-wa Lee. 18. Environmental Refugees: The Growing Challenge; E. Vlachos. Part E: Water Conflicts. 19. Transboundary Issues in Water Resources; F.N. Correia, J.E. da Silva. 20. Transboundary Water Resources in the Iberian Peninsula; M.R. Llamas. 21. Water and Armed Conflict in the Middle East &endash; Fantasy or Reality? P. Beaumont. 22. Water Resources and Conflict: Examples from the Middle East; S. Lonergan. 23. Integrating Political and Technical Approaches: Lessons from the Israeli-Jordanian Water Negotiations; S. Libiszewski. 24. Sharing International Rivers: A Regional Approach; A. Swain. 25. The `Aral Sea Syndrome' and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Opportunity or Obstacle? S. Klötzli. 26. Water Management in the Seversky Donets River: A Challenge for the Near Future; A.I. Spirin, et al.. 27. The Wetlands of Ukraine: The National Economy vs. the Environment; L.P. Svirenko, A.I. Spirin. Part F: Responses. 28. A Sustainable Defence: A Conceptual Model; O. Horneland. 29. Environmental Security and Instrument Choice; D.F. Sprinz. 30. Pre-Empting Violent Conflict: Learning from Environmental Cooperation; K.S. Rogers. 31. Environmental Conflict and International Integration; K. Dokken. 32. Environmental Protection from Wartime Damage: The Role of International Law; A.H. Westing. 33. International Environmental Justice; O.S. Kolbasov. 34. The Environmental Code and Conflict Resolution; V. Gergel. Part G: Epilogue. 35. Report on the Proceedings. Name Index. Subject Index.

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