This book, first published in 1994, analyses the changing world order at the end of the Cold War. As the East-West military axis was replaced by North-South economic polarization and global insecurity, it became clear that future wars were likely to stem from resource and environmental conflict and from the effects of mass movements of displaced people. Using case studies from around the world, the authors diagnose the problems caused by increasing militarism, and analyse the links between conflict, poverty, development and the environment.
Introduction Maria Elena Hurtado 1. A Jungle Full of Snakes? Power, Poverty and International Security Paul Rogers 2. Conflict and Development: What Kinds of Policies Can Reduce the Damaging Impact of War? Frances Stewart and Ken Wilson 3. The Development Trap: Militarism, Environmental Degradation and Poverty in the South Nadir Abdel Latif Mohammed 4. Militarism, the UK Economy and Conversion Policies in the North Steve Schofield 5. Promoting Real Security: Implications for Policy in the North Ben Jackson 6. Conclusion: Prophets and Practitioners Geoff Tansey and Paul Rogers