The Political Ecology of Violence: Lessons for the Mediterranean

  • Colin H. Kahl
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 1)


Can population growth, environmental degradation, and resource scarcity lead to civil strife? If so, how, and under what conditions? Ever since the publication of Thomas Homer-Dixon’s (1991) article “On the Threshold” and Robert Kaplan’s (1994) piece “The Coming Anarchy”, these questions have received considerable attention from scholars and practitioners interested in international security affairs.


Middle East Relative Deprivation Collective Action Problem Political Ecology World Resource Institute 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Elaine Sciolino: “Radicalism: Is the Devil in the Demographics?”, in: New York Times, 9 December 2001:1, 5.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin H. Kahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Personalised recommendations