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Main Title Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict Challenges for Societal Stability / [electronic resource] :
Author Scheffran, Jürgen.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brzoska, Michael.
Brauch, Hans Günter.
Link, Peter Michael.
Schilling, Janpeter.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
Call Number G1-922
ISBN 9783642286261
Subjects Geography. ; Environmental sciences. ; Economics.
Internet Access
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Collation XXVII, 868 p. 164 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I Introduction -- Part II Climate Change, Human Security, Societal Stability, and Violent Conflict: Empirical and Theoretical Linkages -- Part III Climate Change and the Securitization Discourse -- Part IV Climate Change and Migration -- Part V Climate Change and Security in the Middle East -- Part VI Climate Change and Security in Africa -- Part VII Climate Change and Security in Asia and the Pacific -- Part VIII Improving Climate Security: Cooperative Policies and Capacity-Building -- Part IX Conclusions and Outlook -- Abbreviations -- Biographies of Contributors -- Index. Severe droughts, damaging floods and mass migration: Climate change is becoming a focal point for security and conflict research and a challenge for the world's governance structures. But how severe are the security risks and conflict potentials of climate change? Could global warming trigger a sequence of events leading to economic decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships between resource scarcity and violent conflict? This book brings together international experts to explore these questions using in-depth case studies from around the world. Furthermore, the authors discuss strategies, institutions and cooperative approaches to stabilize the climate-society interaction.