Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change

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This ground-breaking book, authored by prominent international decision makers, tackles the global human security problem across the range of core issues including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, access to water, food security, loss of biodiversity and climate change. The authors identify the causes of insecurity, articulate the linkages between the different elements of human security and outline an agenda for engaging stakeholders from across the globe in building the foundations of genuine and lasting human security for all nations and all people.
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'Through the lens of security, the authors explore a wide range of threats and opportunities to attaining a sustainable future. Implicitly they ask: What kind of world do we want and how do we achieve it? One answer lies in the opportunity to put the politics of polarization aside and be the architects of a global participatory process. Surely that is a vision for which to strive'
Elizabeth Dowdeswell, President, Nuclear Waste Management Organization and former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

'A highly significant and relevant publication. The authors describe in admirable clarity a daunting array of contemporary global challenges and offer realistic and achievable responses. Both the public and policy makers alike are left in no doubt as to the urgency of concerted international action to address threats that affect us all'
Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

'The contributors make a powerful case for a more coordinated approach to addressing both the proximate and root causes of international conflict and security. The book will be very useful for all academic audiences.'
C.W. Herrick, Muhlenberg College, in Choice

'I might have deemed this book a mainstream, United Nations-focused publication on traditional notions of security, sustainable development, and global governance, had I not randomly opened to Chapter 6 and started to read....Jan Pronk's chapter, 'Globalization, Poverty, and Security,' ...evolves into one of the most insightful critiques [on the MDGs] that I have read... Now inspired to read Human and Environmental Security from cover to cover, I was rewarded with many thought-provoking insights. The book provides provides a good overview of the context for security in the 21st century.'
Karen O'Brien, Environmental Change and Security Program Report

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844072149
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Felix Dodds is Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, based in San Sebastian, author of How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings and co-editor of the bestselling Earth Summit 2002. Tim Pippard is Content Editor for Jane's Sentinel Security Assessments at Jane's Information Group, based in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 'A more secure world : our shared responsibility' - the report of the high level panel on threats, challenges and change 7
2 The peacebuilding commission : linking security and development 17
3 Human security and the war on terror 27
4 Achieving nuclear non-proliferation : a New Zealand perspective 38
5 Women, war and peace : mobilizing for security and justice in the 21st century 50
6 Globalization, poverty and security 71
7 Trade and security in an interconnected world 92
8 Climate change : emerging insecurities 103
9 Migration, development and security 115
10 Securing a healthier world 128
11 Biodiversity and security 139
12 Food security 152
13 Water security : what role for international water law? 166
14 Urban safety : a collective challenge for sustainable human settlements development 182
15 America as empire : global leader or rogue power? 199
16 The emergence and role of regional governance 209
17 Human and environmental rights : the need for corporate accountability 221
18 Reforming environmental governance 235
19 Democracy in an uncertain world 244
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