Security and Environment in the Mediterranean

Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts

  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Peter H. Liotta
  • Antonio Marquina
  • Paul F. Rogers
  • Mohammad El-Sayed Selim

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-2
  2. Impact of the Year 2001 on Multilateral Approaches to Armed Violence

  3. Jordanian Perception of Security Challenges in the Mediterranean

  4. Risks of Conflict: Population and Resource Pressures

  5. The Fall of Paradigms and the Challenge of Cultures Dialogue

  6. Introduction: Security and Environment Linkages, Conflicts in the Mediterranean (1945–2001) and Conflict Prevention

  7. Security Dialogue and Concepts: NATO’s Mediterranean Security Dialogue and Security Concept of the European Union

  8. Conceptualising Security in the Post-Cold War Period in the North

  9. Conceptualising Security in the Post-Cold War Period in the South

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-320
    2. Mohammad El-Sayed Selim
      Pages 333-344
    3. Mustafa Aydin
      Pages 345-355
    4. Ephraim Kam
      Pages 357-365
  10. Security Challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

  11. Conceptualising Environmental Security for the Mediterranean Region

  12. Environmental Consequences of Wars in the Mediterranean (1940–2000)

  13. Population Growth and Climate Change in the Mediterranean

  14. Desertification in the Mediterranean and MENA Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 643-644
    2. Monique Mainguet
      Pages 645-653

About this book


In this volume security specialists, peace researchers, environmental scholars, demographers as well as climate, desertification, water, food and urbanisation specialists from the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America review security and conflict prevention in the Mediterranean. They also analyse NATO’s Mediterranean security dialogue and offer conceptualisations on security and perceptions of security challenges as seen in North and South. The latter half of the book analyses environmental security and conflicts in the Mediterranean and environmental consequences of World War II, the Gulf War, the Balkan wars and the Middle East conflict. It also examines factors of global environmental change: population growth, climate change, desertification, water scarcity, food and urbanisation issues as well as natural disasters. Furthermore, it draws conceptual conclusions for a fourth phase of research on human and environmental security and peace as well as policy conclusions for cooperation and partnership in the Mediterranean in the 21st century.


Climate Change Cold War Conflict Prevention Europe NATO Nation Peace Policy conflict cooperation desertification environment food security pollution water scarcity

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Günter Brauch
    • 1
  • Peter H. Liotta
    • 2
  • Antonio Marquina
    • 3
  • Paul F. Rogers
    • 4
  • Mohammad El-Sayed Selim
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Political and Social SciencesFree University BerlinMosbachGermany
  2. 2.US Naval War CollegeNewportUSA
  3. 3.Complutense University of MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.School of Peace StudiesBradford UniversityBradford, West YorkshireUK
  5. 5.Faculty of Economics and Political ScienceCairo UniversityGizaEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62479-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55854-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-5807
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