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Category: Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution|
The author of the book: Ken Conca
Edition: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Date of issue: 01 Nov 2002
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 738 KB
City - Country: Baltimore, MD, United States
Full description of the book Environmental Peacemaking:How can environmental co-operation be used to bolster regional peace? A large body of research suggests that environmental degradation may catalyze violent conflict. Environmental co-operation, in contrast, has gone almost unexplored as a means of peacemaking, even though it opens several effective channels: enhancing trust, establishing habits of co-operation, lengthening the time horizons of decisionmakers, forging co-operative trans-societal linkages, and creating shared regional norms and identities. This volume examines the case for environmental peacemaking by comparing progress, prospects, and problems related to environmental peacemaking initiatives in six regions - South Asia, Central Asia, the Baltic, Southern Africa PDF, the Caucasus, and the US-Mexico border. The regions vary dramatically in terms of scale, interdependencies, history, and kinds of insecurity, but each is marked by a highly fluid, changing security order, creating a potential for environmental co-operation to have a catalytic effect on peacemaking. Among the volume's key findings are these: that substantial potential for environmental peacemaking exists in most regions; that significant tensions from narrower efforts to improve the strategic climate among mistrustful governments can impair broader trans-societal efforts to build environmental peace; and that the effects of environmental peacemaking initiatives are ePub highly sensitive to the ways they are institutionalized.
About the author Ken ConcaKen Conca is associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and director of the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda. Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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