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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security

ISBN 9781138092297
Published December 22, 2021 by Routledge
362 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security provides a comprehensive, accessible, and sophisticated overview of the field of environmental security.

The volume outlines the defining theories, major policy and programming interventions, and applied research surrounding the relationship between the natural environment and human and national security. Through the use of large-scale research and ground-level case analyses from across the globe, it details how environmental factors affect human security and contribute to the onset and continuation of violent conflict. It also examines the effects of violent conflict on the social and natural environment and the importance of environmental factors in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Organized around the conflict cycle, the handbook is split into four thematic sections:

• Section I: Environmental factors contributing to conflict;

• Section II: The environment during conflict;

• Section III: The role of the environment in post-conflict peacebuilding; and

• Section IV: Cross-cutting themes and critical perspectives.

This handbook will be essential reading for students of environmental studies, human security, global governance, development studies, and international relations in general.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Richard A. Matthew and Evgenia Nizkorodov

2. Defining Environmental Peacebuilding

Carl Bruch, David Jensen, and Monica Emma

Section I: Environmental Factors Contributing to Conflict

3. The Geography(ies) of Resource Wars

Michael T. Klare

4. Extractives as a Contributor to Conflict

Philippe Le Billon

5. Land Rights and Land Use as a Contributor to Conflict

Jon D. Unruh

6. Unpacking the Complexity of Water, War and Conflict

Vandana Asthana

7. Climate Change as a Contributor to Conflict

Alec Crawford and Clare Church

Section II: The Environment during Conflict

8. Environmental Destruction during War

Charles Closmann

9. The Toxic Legacy of War: Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War

Kenneth R. Rutherford and Paige Ober

10. The Environmental Spoils of War

Paivi Lujala, Ashley Hooper, and Maureen J. Purcell

11. Population Displacement and the Environment during War

Evgenia Nizkorodov and Paroma Wagle

12. Natural Disasters and Armed Conflict

Colin Walch

13. Climate Change, Public Health and the Conflict Cycle

James Orbinski, Richard A. Matthew, Evgenia Nizkorodov, and Sifat Reazi

Section III: The Role of the Environment in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

14. Natural Resource Governance Reform and Environmental Peacebuilding

Michael D. Beevers

15. Urban Dimensions of Peacebuilding: Green Infrastructure in Kigali, Rwanda and Freetown, Sierra Leone as a Means for More Resilient Peace

Bemmy Maharramli

16. Peace Parks in Theory and Practice: Confronting the Elephant in the Room

Larry A. Swatuk

17. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Peacebuilding

Richard A. Matthew

18. A Paradigm for Actionable and Accessible Local Flood Hazard Information

Brett F. Sanders, Richard A. Matthew, Adam Luke, Kristen Goodrich, Victoria Basolo, Ana Eguiarte, Danielle Boudreau, and David L. Feldman

Section IV: Cross-Cutting Themes and Critical Perspectives

19. Securitizing the Environment

Rita Floyd

20. Environmental Security Discourse in the Anthropocene

Simon Dalby

21. The Environment and Human Security: a Water-Food-Energy Nexus Approach

Florian Krampe, Anders Jägerskog, and Ashok Swain

22. The Environmental Security Debate in Nepal: A Perspective from the South

Bishnu Raj Upreti and Evgenia Nizkorodov

23. Environmental Peacebuilding at the Tijuana-San Diego Border

Kristen A. Goodrich and Kyle Haines

24. Gender and Environmental Security

Silja Halle

25. UN Environment’s Contribution to the Emerging Field of Environmental Peacebuilding: Key Policy Milestones and Lessons Learned

David Jensen and Amanda Kron

26. Conclusion

Evgenia Nizkorodov and Richard Matthew

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Richard Matthew is Professor of Urban Planning, Public Policy, and Political Science and Associate Dean of Research and International Programs at the University of California, Irvine, USA.

Evgenia Nizkorodov is a research fellow at the University of California, Irvine Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, USA.

Crystal Murphy is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the MA International Studies program at Chapman University, USA.