Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace

Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

Editors: Brauch, H.G., Oswald Spring, Ú., Mesjasz, C., Grin, J., Kameri-Mbote, P., Chourou, B., Dunay, P., Birkmann, J. (Eds.)

  • Addresses scientific issues of utmost importance for UNEP
  • Identifies roadmap for multi-disciplinary research on global environmental change
  • Presents A High-quality, multidisciplinary study and reference book
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About this book

 This policy-focused Global Environmental and Human Security Handbook for the Anthropo-cene (GEHSHA) addresses new security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks posed by global environmental change and disasters. In 6 forewords, 5 preface essays 95 peer reviewed chapcountries analyse in 10 parts concepts of military and political hard security and economic, social, environmental soft security with a regional focus on the Near East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia and on hazards in urban centres. The major focus is on coping with global environmental change: climate change, desertifi­ca­tion, water, food and health and with hazards and strategies  on social vulnerability and resilience building and scientific, international, regional and national political strategies, policies and measures including early warning of conflicts and hazards. The book proposes a political geo-ecology and discusses a ‘Fourth Green Revolution’ for the Anthropocene era of earth history.

About the authors

Hans Günter Brauch, Adj. Prof. (PD) at the Free University of Berlin, chairman of AFES-PRESS, senior fellow at UNU-EHS in Bonn and editor of this series; he publishes on security and environment issues. ula Oswald Spring, Professor at UNAM-CRIM, xi­co; first UNU-EHS chair on social vulnerability; she writes on su­stainability, de­ve­lopment, gender, disaster, poverty and colla­borates with pea­sants.

John Grin, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam; he publishes on societal transformations in water ma­na­gement, agriculture and health care, and advices practitioners.

Czeslaw Mesjasz, Assoc. Professor, Manage­ment, Cra­cow University of Economics; he pu­blishes on sy­stems and game theo­ry, conflict resolu­tion, nego­tiation, economics, finance and security.

Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Professor, Strathmore University; Programme Director, International Environ­men­tal Law Research Centre, Nairobi; she writes on law, development, property, environment and gender.

Béchir Chourou, Director, Univer­sity of Tunis-Carthage, he taught International Relations at Univer­sity of Tunis; he publishes on Euro-Me­di­terranean rela­tions, food policy and human security in the Arab world.

Pal Dunay, Faculty Member, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Director of International Training Course in Security Policy; he publishes on European security, the post-Soviet space and conventional arms control.

Jörn Birkmann,  Adj. Prof. (PD) at Bonn University, Head, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning Section, United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security.

Table of contents (95 chapters)

  • Introduction: Coping with Global Environmental Change in the Anthropocene

    Brauch, Hans Günter (et al.)

    Pages 31-60

  • Concepts of Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

    Brauch, Hans Günter

    Pages 61-106

  • Disaster Risk and Vulnerability: Concepts and Measurement of Human and Environmental Insecurity

    Cardona, Omar D.

    Pages 107-121

  • Economic Vulnerability and Economic Security

    Mesjasz, Czeslaw

    Pages 123-156

  • Debt Relief, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Low-Income Countries

    Mesjasz, Lidia

    Pages 157-175

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eBook $439.00
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Hardcover $559.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-17775-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $559.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 12, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51799-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security
Book Subtitle
Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks
Editors
  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
  • John Grin
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
  • Béchir Chourou
  • Pál Dunay
  • Jörn Birkmann
Series Title
Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17776-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17776-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17775-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51799-4
Series ISSN
1865-5793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CII, 1818
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