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From the Publisher'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