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The Meaning of Environmental Security: Ecological Politics and Policy in the New Security Era

By: Jon Barnett

184 pages, no illustrations

Zed Books

Paperback | Jan 2001 | #116898 | ISBN: 1856497860
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #116897 | ISBN: 1856497852
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About this book

Comprehensive and critical discussion of the new notion of environmental security, its origins and implications, and the wide variety of approaches to it. Barnett argues that ultimately environmental security is driven more by the power of security-makers than by the need to address environmental problems. By systematically uncovering the deficiencies of existing discourses, he develops an alternative, critical Green approach with practical implications.


Locating environmental security; environmental insecurity - ecological exacerbations of underdevelopment; security - from what and for whom?; new security issues - the old guard looks for new targets; environmenta degradation and conflict - conscripting the voice of dissent; policies for pollution and the pollution of policy; the biggest of institutional challenges - the military; ecological security - an alternative security strategy; environmental security for people; the practice of environmental security.

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