Facing Global Environmental Change: Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 4, 2009 - Science - 1636 pages
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This policy-focused, global and multidisciplinary security handbook on Facing Global Environmental Change addresses new security threats of the 21st century posed by climate change, desertification, water stress, population growth and urbanization. These security dangers and concerns lead to migration, crises and conflicts. They are on the agenda of the UN, OECD, OSCE, NATO and EU. In 100 chapters, 132 authors from 49 countries analyze the global debate on environmental, human and gender, energy, food, livelihood, health and water security concepts and policy problems. In 10 parts they discuss the context and the securitization of global environmental change and of extreme natural and societal outcomes. They suggest a new research programme to move from knowledge to action, from reactive to proactive policies and to explore the opportunities of environ-mental cooperation for a new peace policy.
  

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Contents

Facing Global Environmental Change and Sectorialization of Security
20
2 The International System Great Powers and Environmental Change since 1900
43
Securing Interactions between Ecosystems Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing
53
4 Securitizing Global Environmental Change
65
Past Impacts on Cultural History Human Welfare and Crisis
103
6 Climate Change Impacts on the Environment and Civilization in the Near East
119
7 Human Security Climate Change and Small Islands
131
A Policy Tool for Environmental Security and Desertification
140
An Analysis of the Volta Basin
685
53 Success and Failure in International River Basin Management The Case of Southern Africa
699
54 Can Integrated Water Resources Management Silence Malthusian Concerns? The Case of Central Asia
710
Aral and Caspian Seas
725
56 The Central Asian Water Regime as an Instrument for Crisis Prevention
739
57 Water Resource Management for Improving Environmental Security and Rural Livelihoods in the Irrigated Amu Darya Lowlands
749
58 Water Security in Times of Armed Conflicts
762
59 Environmental Security Concepts Revisited During the First Three Phases 19832006
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Migration and Environmental Refugees?
151
Policies and Measures for the Protection of Natural Resources
159
11 Securitizing Water
174
12 Changing Population Size and Distribution as a Security Concern
203
Urban Social Vulnerability and Decentralized CitizenBased Disaster Risk Reduction in Four Large Cities of the Pacific Rim
215
14 Policy Dimensions of Human Security and Vulnerability Challenges The Case of Urban India
232
Swords Ploughshares Earthquakes Floods and Storms
245
16 AIDS as a Human Security Challenge
257
Quantitative Analysis
269
Contributing to Human Security by Enhancing Freedom from Hazard Impact
283
19 Environmental Refugees and Environmental Distress Migration as a Security Challenge for India and Bangladesh
295
20 Environmental Scarcities and Civil Violence
309
The Eastern Nile Basin
325
22 Extractive Industries and the Environmental Aspects of International Security
335
Conceptualization of the International Energy Agency IEA
344
Implications for Energy Security
355
Implications for Longerterm Energy Supply Security
365
Regional Relevance for Energy Security
379
Its Impact on Security
395
28 Solar Energy as a Key for Power and Water in the Middle East and North Africa
411
29 Energy Security in the Arab World
427
Energy Security and Central Asia The Politics and Economics of the Socalled Great Game
436
An African Perspective on Energy Security
445
Economic Environmental and Societal Opportunity for the North Potential of Renewables to Avoid Conflicts?
457
33 per cent of the rural labour force 70 per cent of paid ru
476
34 Governance of Food Security in the 21st Century
501
35 A Research Strategy to Secure Energy Water and Food via Developing Sustainable Land and Water Management in Turkey
508
36 Sustainable Livelihood Security Evolution and Application
521
The WHO Response to Outbreaks Past and Future
529
38 Health and Human Security in the 21st Century
541
Politics in Africa and Case Study on Botswana
552
Two Case Studies on Northern Vietnam and Bangladesh
563
Balancing Existing and Future Regional Water Resource Deficits
575
42 Water Wars in India
589
The Mekong River Commission
593
Security in the Euphrates and Tigris Basin
602
A Case Study on Jordan
615
46 New Security Thinking in IsraeliPalestinian Water Relations
622
Spillover or Spillback for Political Security?
633
Perspectives of the Government and NGOs in Egypt
641
Perspectives of Governments and NGOs of Upstream Countries
650
Emerging Concepts and their Implications for Effective Water Resource Management in the Southern African Region
661
Water Cooperation and Water Conflicts
675
Academic and Policy Debates in North America
791
61 The Debate on Ecological Security in Russia Belarus and Ukraine
803
62 Linking Knowledge Systems for Socioecological Security
817
63 Environmental Security in Northeast Asia
829
64 Environmental Security in the Arab World
842
In the Name of Peace Environmental Schizophrenia and the Security Discourse in Israel Palestine
855
66 Security and Environment and the Israel Palestine Conflict
865
67 Conceptualization and Debate on Environmental and Human Security in Palestine
873
The Cases of Uganda Rwanda Ethiopia and Burundi
884
Global and Regional Environmental Security Concepts and Debates Revisited
895
70 The Brazilian Amazon in an Environmental Security and Social Conflict Framework
915
From Nationalizing Politics to Conflict Resolution
925
Contrasting Problems Places and Prospects
939
The Arctic and Antarctic
951
74 Human Security Concepts in Policy and Science
964
A Global NorthSouth Coalition
991
A South Asian View
1002
A Human Security Approach
1013
A Perspective from the Maghreb
1021
79 Human Security Concepts Approaches and Debates in Southeast Asia
1036
80 Human Security in SubSaharan Africa
1049
81 Human Security in Central America
1063
a South American Perspective
1077
A Canadian Perspective
1087
84 Human Security Initiatives of Japan
1097
International Discourses and Local Reality Case of Mali
1105
86 Enhancing Human Rights A Contribution to Human Security
1115
87 Natural Disasters Vulnerability and Human Security
1120
Case Study on the Thai Tsunami
1131
89 The Impossibility of Securitizing Gender vis ŕ vis Engendering Security
1143
Towards Human Gender and Environmental Security
1157
A Feminist Perspective
1182
HUGE Security Challenges
1191
93 Do Disasters Discriminate? A Human Security Analysis of the Impact of the Tsunami in India Sri Lanka and of the Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistan
1215
94 Failed Narcostate or a Human Security Failure? Ethical and Methodological Ruptures with a Traditional Read of the Afghan Quagmire
1227
A Perspective of a Former Chief of Staff
1244
96 Towards a Human SecurityBased Early Warning and Response System
1253
97 Methods and Techniques of Remote Sensing to Contribute to Security in Tropical Rain Forests
1267
Fourth Phase of Environmental Security Research
1277
99 Towards Sustainable Peace for the 21st Century
1295
Facing Global Environmental Change and Sectorialization of Security
1311
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