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Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century

  • Assesses the global reconceptualization of security triggered by the manifold impacts globalization and environmental change in the early 21st century

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (HSHES, volume 3)

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Table of contents (75 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-24
  2. Introduction: Theoretical Contexts for Security Reconceptualizations since 1990

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
    2. Security as Attributes of Social Systems

      • Czeslaw Mesjasz
      Pages 45-62
  3. Philosophical, Ethical and Religious Contexts for Conceptualizations of Security

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-174
    2. Security in Hinduism and Buddhism

      • Michael von Brück
      Pages 195-202
    3. Security in Confucian Thought: Case of Korea

      • Eun-Jeung Lee
      Pages 221-234

About this book

Globalization and Environmental Challenges pose new security dangers and concerns. In this reference book on global security thinking, 92 authors from five continents and many disciplines, from science and practice, assess the global reconceptualization of security triggered by the end of the Cold War, globalization and manifold impacts of global environmental change in the early 21st century. In 10 parts, 75 chapters address the theoretical, philosophical, ethical and religious and spatial context of security; discuss the relationship between security, peace, development and environment; review the reconceptualization of security in philosophy, international law, economics and political science and for the political, military, economic, social and environmental security dimension and the adaptation of the institutional security concepts of the UN, EU and NATO; analyze the reconceptualization of regional security and alternative security futures and draw conclusions for future research and action.
This book contains carefully revised papers from three workshops at ISA (Montreal), IPRA (Sopron) and the Fourth Pan European Conference on International Relations (The Hague) and additional commissioned papers.
All chapters were anonymously peer reviewed.

Keywords

  • Global Security
  • climate change
  • environment
  • environmental change
  • global environmental change
  • globalization
  • political concepts
  • security

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political and Social Sciences, member of the College of Associated Scientists and Advisors (CASA) at UNU-EHS, AFES-PRESS chairman, Free University Berlin, Germany

    Hans Günter Brauch

  • Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidiscipinarias (CRIM), National University of Mexico (UNAM), MRF Chair on Social Vulnerability at UNU-EHS, México

    Úrsula Oswald Spring

  • Faculty of Management, Cracow University of Economics, Kraków, ul Rakowicka 27, Poland

    Czeslaw Mesjasz

  • Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

    John Grin

  • Amsterdam School for Social science Research, Dept. of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    John Grin

  • Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva 1, Switzerland

    Pál Dunay

  • Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India

    Navnita Chadha Behera

  • University of Tunis-Carthage, Hammam-Chatt, Tunisia

    Béchir Chourou

  • Department of Private Law, School of Law, University of Nairobi, Nairobi

    Patricia Kameri-Mbote

  • International Environmental Law Research Centre, Kenya Office, Nairobi, Kenya

    Patricia Kameri-Mbote

  • Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport, USA

    P. H. Liotta

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-75977-5
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 449.99
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Hardcover Book USD 599.99
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