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Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace

Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict

Challenges for Societal Stability

Editors: Scheffran, J., Brzoska, M., Brauch, H.G., Link, P.M., Schilling, J. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the art assesment of research on climate change-security links
  • Addresses a variety of topics within the climate change-security framework
  • Combines research of about 40 international experts
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Jürgen Scheffran is professor and head of the research group Climate Change and Security at the Institute for Geography and the KlimaCampus Excellence Initiative of Hamburg University. He held positions at Marburg University, Technical University of Darmstadt, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Brzoska is professor at the University of Hamburg and director of the Institute of Peace Research and Security Policy. He erlier had positions at the Bonn International Center for Conversion and the Stockholm Peace Research Institute working on issues related to conflict, security and disarmament.
Hans Günter Brauch is adjunct professor (PD) in international relations at the Free University of Berlin; chairman, Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS; senior fellow at UNU-EHS in Bonn and the lead editor of the Hexagon Book Series. He was guest professor at Frankfurt, Erfurt, Leipzig and Greifswald University.
Peter Michael Link is a postdoctoral scientist at the research group Climate change and Security at the Institute for Geography and the KlimaCampus Excellence Initiative of Hamburg University. He has worked on the economic impacts of climate change with an emphasis on marine resources and aspects of land use change.
Janpeter Schilling is a research associate and PhD student in the research group Climate Change
and Security at the Institute for Geography and in the KlimaCampus Excellence Initiative of Hamburg University. In the course of his studies he focused on different aspects related to climate change.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Introduction: Climate Change, Human Security, and Violent Conflict in the Anthropocene

    Brauch, Hans Günter (et al.)

    Pages 3-40

  • On Environmental Change and Armed Conflict

    Buhaug, Halvard (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Climate Change, Societal Stability, and the SID Project

    Nardulli, Peter F. (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Climate Change, Conflict, and Fragility: Getting the Institutions Right

    Smith, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 77-90

  • Theories and Models of Climate-Security Interaction: Framework and Application to a Climate Hot Spot in North Africa

    Scheffran, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 91-131

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-28626-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-28625-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict
Book Subtitle
Challenges for Societal Stability
Editors
  • Jürgen Scheffran
  • Michael Brzoska
  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • P. Michael Link
  • Janpeter Schilling
Series Title
Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28626-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28626-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28625-4
Series ISSN
1865-5793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 873
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