Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
  • John Grin
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
  • Béchir Chourou
  • Pál Dunay
  • Jörn Birkmann

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-li
  2. Introduction: Concepts of Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

  3. Securitization of Global Environmental Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-178
    2. Pál Dunay
      Pages 191-198
    3. Mohammad El-Sayed Selim
      Pages 327-338
    4. Kwesi Aning, Andrews Atta-Asamoah
      Pages 339-351
    5. John Emeka Akude
      Pages 353-368
  4. Economic, Social, Environmental Security and Human Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Near East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa and in Asia

  5. Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks for Urban Centres in Hazards and Disasters

  6. Coping with Global Environmental Change: Climate Change, Soil and Desertification, Water Management, Food and Health

About this book


 This policy-focused Global Environmental and Human Security Handbook for the Anthropo-cene (GEHSHA) addresses new security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks posed by global environmental change and disasters. In 6 forewords, 5 preface essays 95 peer reviewed chapcountries analyse in 10 parts concepts of military and political hard security and economic, social, environmental soft security with a regional focus on the Near East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia and on hazards in urban centres. The major focus is on coping with global environmental change: climate change, desertifi­ca­tion, water, food and health and with hazards and strategies  on social vulnerability and resilience building and scientific, international, regional and national political strategies, policies and measures including early warning of conflicts and hazards. The book proposes a political geo-ecology and discusses a ‘Fourth Green Revolution’ for the Anthropocene era of earth history.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Günter Brauch
    • 1
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
    • 2
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
    • 3
  • John Grin
    • 4
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
    • 5
  • Béchir Chourou
    • 6
  • Pál Dunay
    • 7
  • Jörn Birkmann
    • 8
  1. 1.AG Friedensforschung + Europ., SicherheitspolitikAFES-PRESSMosbachGermany
  2. 2.Centro Regional de Investigaciones, Multidisciplinarias (CRIM)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCuernavacaMexico
  3. 3.Cracow University of EconomicsKrakowPoland
  4. 4.Afd. PoliticologieUniversiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  5. 5.Research Centre (IELRC)International Environmental LawNairobiKenya
  6. 6.University of Tunis-CarthageHammam-ChattTunisia
  7. 7.Centre de Politique de Sécurité - GenèveGenève 1Switzerland
  8. 8.Inst. Environment, Human Security, (UNU-EHS)United Nations UniversityBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17775-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17776-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-5807
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