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Advances in Military Geosciences

The Environment-Conflict Nexus

Climate Change and the Emergent National Security Landscape

Editors: Galgano, Francis (Ed.)

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  • Examines environmental security directly through the lens of national security affairs
  • Approaches environmental security topically, using historical and contemporary case studies to explain concepts
  • Offers the perspective of a spatial geographer, allowing for the analysis of spatially dependent physical conditions and human interactions as they relate to environmental phenomena
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About this book

The aim of this book is to demonstrate how environmental factors have caused an evolution in the landscape of national security since the end of the Cold War. Through relevant case studies, the scope of the problem on the national security landscape due to environmental stressors is illuminated, examined, and synthesized with climate-related data. Human variables such as governance, GDP, and vulnerability are taken into account, and are compared against environmental factors to more accurately determine the causative agents of regional conflicts which threaten national security. These case studies comprise the majority of the text, and they show how individual conflicts are uniquely influenced by environmental stress with variations from situation to situation. This book will be of interest to government and military professionals, and may serve as a resource for college courses in the areas of military geography, international affairs, and sustainability studies. 

About the authors

Dr. Francis A. Galgano is an Associate Professor and the founding Chair of the Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University. Dr. Galgano conducts research in the field of geography and national security affairs, especially in the fields of environmental security, governance, and effective sovereignty. Specifically, he examines the relationship between environmental change and violent conflict. Dr. Galgano teaches related courses at Villanova such as the Geography of National Security, Sustainability Studies, Medical Geography, Land Use Planning,  and Humanitarian Development and Sustainability. He has published five books, three physical geography study guides, and more than thirty professional articles focused on geographic, environmental, and military subjects. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Environment–Conflict Nexus

    Pages 1-17

    Galgano, Francis A.

  • States at Risk: The Environment–Conflict Model

    Pages 19-45

    Galgano, Francis A.

  • Defining Climate Change: What to Expect in a Warmer World

    Pages 47-57

    Kalkstein, Adam J.

  • Abrupt Climate Change

    Pages 59-72

    Galgano, Francis A.

  • Water in the Middle East

    Pages 73-89

    Galgano, Francis A.

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Environment-Conflict Nexus
Book Subtitle
Climate Change and the Emergent National Security Landscape
Editors
  • Francis Galgano
Series Title
Advances in Military Geosciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90975-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90975-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90974-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08146-1
Series ISSN
2522-8315
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 181
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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