Environmental Security: An Introduction

Environmental Security: An Introduction

by Peter Hough

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134696109
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 158
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Peter Hough is Principal Lecturer in International Politics, Middlesex University, UK. He is author of The Global Politics of Pesticides (1998) and Understanding Global Security (2004; 2008; 2013 3rd edn). His research interests are Human Security, Global Environmental Politics, Global health politics, Sport and International Politics, and the Politics of the Arctic.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Environment and Security  1.  The Politicization of the Environment  2. The Securitization of Global Environmental Policy  Part Two: The Environment and ‘National’ Security  3. ‘Breeding to Death?’ The Threat Posed by Overpopulation  4. Fighting over the Last Drop?’ Resource Wars and Energy Security  5. ‘The Smog of War’. Military Security and the Environment  6. 'Ultimate Security’. Global Threats from Environmental Change  Part Three: The Environment and Human Security  7. ‘Adapt or Die?’ Climate Change  8. Messy Business. Pollution and Human Security  9. ‘Running on Empty’. Resource Depletion and Biodiversity  10. ‘Learning to Expect the Unexpected’. Natural Disasters  Part Four:  Conclusions 11. Conclusions. To Securitize or Not to Securitize?

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