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State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security
     

State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security

by The Worldwatch Institute, Mikhail Gorbachev (Foreword by)
 

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Tackles the pressing issue of international security and its ramifications on the health of our planet.
Since September 11, 2001, many governments have reasserted the centrality of traditional, military-focused security. Yet the aftermath of the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq underlines once more that lasting security is not found in soldiers, bullets, and

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Tackles the pressing issue of international security and its ramifications on the health of our planet.
Since September 11, 2001, many governments have reasserted the centrality of traditional, military-focused security. Yet the aftermath of the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq underlines once more that lasting security is not found in soldiers, bullets, and tanks. "Security" concerns are only in part about violent conflict, a worst-case outcome that results from a broad range of underlying vulnerabilities. Worldwatch offers a broader perspective on these issues by reaffirming the importance of other, less-publicized threats to global stability and security: the complex interactions between environmental degradation, poverty, and inequity; growing human populations; and the international proliferation of deadly weapons. Emphasizing the opportunities for creating a less vulnerable, more secure world, State of the World 2005 addresses a broad range of needed reforms, including those related to governance, economics, ethics, and education. With easy-to-read charts and tables, this volume presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393326666
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/2005
Series:
State of the World Series
Edition description:
(Worldwatch Books)
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society.

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