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Facing Global Environmental Change Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts

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Edited By: HG Brauch
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Global environmental change and globalisation pose new security challenges in the 21st century. More than 100 experts assess the systemic, cultural, religious and spatial context of security in the 21st century, focusing on the referents (individual, society, state, region, global/planetary), major disciplines (philosophy, sociology, international law, economics, political science, international relations, security studies, peace research), dimensions (military, political, economic, societal and environmental), analysing climate change, desertification, water, population, urbanisation, food, hazards and migration as new security issues and sectoral (energy, food, health, water and livelihood) security concepts with a special focus on debates on environmental and human security.

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Forewords.- Prefaces.- Part I Contextualization of Gobal Environmental Change.- Part II Securitization of Global Environmental Change.- Part III Securitization of Extreme Natural and Societal Outcomes.- Part IV Energy Security for the 21st Century.- Part V Food Security for the 21st Century.- Part VI Livelihood and Health Security for the 21st Century.- Part VII Water Security for the 21st Century.- Part VIII Environmental Security Concepts and Debates.- Part IX Human and Gender Security Concepts and Debates.- Part X Conclusions: From Knowledge to Action and Policy Outlook.- Abbreviations.- Bibliography.- Biographies and Contributors.- Index.

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Edited By: HG Brauch
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Aus den Rezensionen: "... Der Band schliesst unmittelbar an das zur selben Konferenz erschienene Handbuch 'Globalization and Environmental Challenges' ... an, mit dem die umfangreiche Diskussion zum Sicherheitsdenken im 21. Jahrhundert vorgestellt wurde. Diese Auberlegungen werden nun um die zentrale Verknupfung von Frieden und Sicherheit mit den globalen Bedrohungen, die durch den Klimawandel entstehen, erweitert und vertieft. ! Dieses Handbuch bietet umfassende Analysen, die zur Information und als Entscheidungshilfen dienen sollen, neben politischen Akteuren werden aber auch Wissenschaftler sowie grundsatzlich die jungeren Generationen angesprochen ..." (in: ZPol Zeitschrift fur Politikwissenschaft, 23/September/2009)

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