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Title Contested grounds : security and conflict in the new environmental politics / edited by Daniel H. Deudney and Richard A. Matthew.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.70526 CONT    DUE 23-12-19
Physical description viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in international environmental policy and theory.
SUNY series in international environmental policy and theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Mapping Contested Grounds / Richard A. Matthew -- Pt. I. Historical and Conceptual Background. 2. Bringing Nature Back In: Geopolitical Theory from the Greeks to the Global Era / Daniel H. Deudney -- Pt. II. The Contemporary Debate. 3. Thresholds of Turmoil: Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict / Thomas F. Homer-Dixon. 4. A Realist's Conceptual Definition of Environmental Security / Michel Frederick. 5. The Case for DOD Involvement in Environmental Security / Kent Hughes Butts. 6. The Case for Comprehensive Security / Eric K. Stern. 7. Threats from the South? Geopolitics, Equity, and Environmental Security / Simon Dalby. 8. Environmental Security: A Critique / Daniel H. Deudney -- Pt. III. Case Studies. 9. Transboundary Resource Disputes and Their Resolution / Miriam R. Lowi. 10. Imminent Political Conflicts Arising from China's Population Crisis / Jack A. Goldstone. 11. Out of Focus: U.S. Military Satellites and Environmental Rescue / Ronald J. Deibert.
12. Conclusion: Settling Contested Grounds / Richard A. Matthew.
Summary The book puts the contemporary debate in historical and theoretical perspective by demonstrating the important, but overlooked, role that environmental factors have placed in historical developments and in earlier geopolitical theories. The contributors present diverse and often conflicting answers to three questions: What are the relationships between environmental change, degradation and protection and traditional natural security concepts and organizations? How useful are security concepts and organizations in mobilizing political responses to environmental problems? What role do environmental factors play in stimulating international conflict and cooperation?
Other author Deudney, Daniel.
Matthew, Richard A., 1956-
Subject Environmental policy.
Security, International -- Environmental aspects.
ISBN 0791441156 (hc : alk. paper)
0791441164 (pb : alk. paper)