Global Environmental Change and Human Security

Global Environmental Change and Human Security

by Richard A. Matthew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262513080

ISBN-13: 9780262513081

Pub. Date: 10/09/2009

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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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, 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. ContributorsW. Neil
Adger, Jennifer Bailey, Jon Barnett, Victoria Basolo, Hans Georg Bohle, Mike
Brklacich, May 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262513081
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,394,729
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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