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Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace

Security and Environment in the Mediterranean

Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts

Editors: Brauch, H.G., Liotta, P.H., Marquina, A., Rogers, P., Selim, M.E.-S. (Eds.)

  • Focus on six structural factors: population growth, climate change, desertification, water scarcity, food security, urbanisation and pollution
  • Review of environmental degradation as a cause of conflict and of conflict prevention as a new task of security policy
  • Dialogue between academia and policy makers in international organisations as well as governmental and nongovernmental institutions
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In this volume security specialists, peace researchers, environmental scholars, demographers as well as climate, desertification, water, food and urbanisation specialists from the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America review security and conflict prevention in the Mediterranean. They also analyse NATO’s Mediterranean security dialogue and offer conceptualisations on security and perceptions of security challenges as seen in North and South. The latter half of the book analyses environmental security and conflicts in the Mediterranean and environmental consequences of World War II, the Gulf War, the Balkan wars and the Middle East conflict. It also examines factors of global environmental change: population growth, climate change, desertification, water scarcity, food and urbanisation issues as well as natural disasters. Furthermore, it draws conceptual conclusions for a fourth phase of research on human and environmental security and peace as well as policy conclusions for cooperation and partnership in the Mediterranean in the 21st century.

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From the reviews:

"In substance, this is a reference book on a subject of high quality; therefore, the editors, together with the contributors, should be praised for their production. … One merit of the book is its success in blending views of scholars and practitioners. … In our view, the book fulfills its scope, which is to sensitize the readers to the challenges and risks ahead. It thus contributes to a better understanding of the issues and possible resolutions of various problems associated with the Mediterranean." (Yannis N. Kinnas, Journal of Environment & Development, Vol. 13 (4), 2004)

"Security and Environment in the Mediterranean boasts an impressive roster of Mediterranean specialists and scholars in security, social, and environmental studies addressing conflicts and cooperation, theoretical approaches and methodological challenges, and political and economic developments … . I would recommend this book as an important addition to any library on environmental security. … On the other hand, scholars and graduate students … will find this a great collection of conceptual clarifications, important data, methodological considerations, hard-to-find references, historical trends, and succinct summaries … ." (Evan Vlachos, ECSP Report, Issue 10, June, 2004)

"‘Security and Environment in the Mediterranean – Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflict’ is the collaborative effort of many of the region’s leading experts on desertification, climate change, water scarcity and rapid urbanization, and examines non-military threats to population growth and development. … The research and findings have caught the attention of world leaders … . This volume of work is certain to become a necessary reference guide to understanding the relationship between security and environment in the region." (Firas Al-Atraqchi, IslamOnline, November, 2004)


Table of contents (56 chapters)

  • Impact of the Year 2001 on Multilateral Approaches to Armed Violence

    Dean, Jonathan

    Pages 3-8

  • Jordanian Perception of Security Challenges in the Mediterranean

    Abu Jaber, Kamel S.

    Pages 9-12

  • Risks of Conflict: Population and Resource Pressures

    Tickell, Crispin

    Pages 13-18

  • The Fall of Paradigms and the Challenge of Cultures Dialogue

    Yassin, El Sayed

    Pages 19-24

  • Introduction: Security and Environment in the Mediterranean

    Brauch, Hans Günter (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-55854-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-62479-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Security and Environment in the Mediterranean
Book Subtitle
Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts
Editors
  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Peter H. Liotta
  • Antonio Marquina
  • Paul Rogers
  • Mohammad El-Sayed Selim
Series Title
Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55854-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55854-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62479-7
Series ISSN
1865-5793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 1134
Additional Information
originally published as monograph
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