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The Environment and Security in Pacific Asia

1st Edition

By Alan DuPont


120 pages

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Paperback: 9780199223671
pub: 1998-06-01
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Examines an important new debate over the impact of environmental issues on security in Pacific Asia, and asks whether pollution, population growth and scarcity of `renewable' resources - fish and forests, for example - can cause conflict. Environmentalists believe that these issues can drive conflict; `traditionalists' remain sceptical. The main conclusion of this paper is that, while environmentalists clearly exaggerate their case, environmental degradation is set to become a significant underlying cause of conflict in Pacific Asia in years to come.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy