Facing Global Environmental Change

Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts

ISBN: 978-3-540-68487-9 (Print) 978-3-540-68488-6 (Online)

Table of contents (100 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-18

  2. Contextualization of Global Environmental Change

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      Pages 19-19

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      Introduction: Facing Global Environmental Change and Sectorialization of Security

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      Pages 43-52

      The International System, Great Powers, and Environmental Change since 1900

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      Pages 53-61

      The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Securing Interactions between Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being

  3. Securitization of Global Environmental Change

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      Pages 63-64

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      Pages 65-102

      Securitizing Global Environmental Change

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      Pages 103-118

      Natural Climatic Variations in the Holocene: Past Impacts on Cultural History, Human Welfare and Crisis

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      Pages 119-130

      Climate Change Impacts on the Environment and Civilization in the Near East

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      Pages 131-139

      Human Security, Climate Change and Small Islands

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      Pages 141-149

      Redefining Sustainability: A Policy Tool for Environmental Security and Desertification

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      Pages 151-158

      Societal Impacts of Desertification: Migration and Environmental Refugees?

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      Pages 159-173

      Desertification in Algeria: Policies and Measures for the Protection of Natural Resources

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      Pages 175-202

      Securitizing Water

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      Pages 203-213

      Changing Population Size and Distribution as a Security Concern

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      Pages 215-231

      Life on the Edge: Urban Social Vulnerability and Decentralized, Citizen-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Four Large Cities of the Pacific Rim

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      Pages 233-242

      Policy Dimensions of Human Security and Vulnerability Challenges. The Case of Urban India

  4. Securitization of Extreme Natural and Societal Outcomes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-244

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      Pages 245-256

      Interactions between Conflict and Natural Hazards: Swords, Ploughshares, Earthquakes, Floods and Storms

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      Pages 257-268

      AIDS as a Human Security Challenge

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      Pages 269-282

      Conflict and HIV/AIDS: Quantitative Analysis

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      Pages 283-294

      Preparing for Low-Frequency, Extreme Natural Hazards: Contributing to Human Security by Enhancing ‘Freedom from Hazard Impact’

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      Pages 295-308

      Environmental Refugees and Environmental Distress Migration as a Security Challenge for India and Bangladesh

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      Pages 309-323

      Environmental Scarcities and Civil Violence

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