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Responding to Environmental Conflicts : Implications for Theory and Practice - Eileen Petzold-Bradley

Responding to Environmental Conflicts

Implications for Theory and Practice

By: Eileen Petzold-Bradley (Editor), Alexander Carius (Editor), Arpad Vincze (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9781402002304
Number Of Pages: 308

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A comprehensive tour d'horizon of the debate on the environment and security, focusing on the various policy options for building peace and preventing environmental conflict. Experts from the areas survey the key environmental challenges in Eastern and Central European states and those of the former Soviet Union, extending the debate to such regions as the Balkans, the Black Sea and Central Europe. This is the first time such extensive case study research has been reported for these regions.
Both practical and theoretical approaches to the debate are presented, within a multi-disciplinary framework, the contributors ranging from academic experts involved with peace and conflict research to actual policy makers active in the fields of environmental and security policy.
Readership: Experts already working in the relevant disciplines, both academic and governmental, as well as those seeking an introduction to the various policy fields. A graduate-level study text, excellent survey for policy makers and an academic contribution to ongoing studies.

List of Abbreviations and Acronymsp. VII
List of Figuresp. XI
List of Tablesp. XII
Prefacep. XIII
Theoretical Linkages and Policy Approaches to the Environment and Security Debate: Providing an Overviewp. 1
Overview of Environment and Security Challenges
Environment and Security on the International Agenda: Challenges for Environmental Policyp. 21
Negotiations to Avert Transboundary Environmental Security Conflictsp. 31
Resource and Environmental Conflict: The State-of-the-Artp. 53
Assessing Environmental Security?
Theoretical Aspects of Environmental Securityp. 67
Cultural Differentiation as a Source of Environmental Conflictp. 83
Comparative Environmental Policy and Risk Assessment: Implications for Risk Communication, International Conflict Resolution and National Securityp. 95
Side-Stepping Environmental Conflicts: The Role of Natural-Hazards Assessment, Planning and Mitigationp. 113
The Security Diagram: An Approach to Quantifying Global Environmental Securityp. 133
A Case Study Approach
Environment and Security in Hungaryp. 149
Redefining Security Around the Baltic: Environmental Issues in a Regional Contextp. 161
Environment and Security Challenges in the Black Sea Regionp. 189
Mechanisms of Environmental Security in Russia: Out of Order?p. 209
Democratization, Nationalism and Eco-Politics: The Slovak-Hungarian Conflict Over the Gabikovo-Nagymaros Dam System on the Danubep. 225
The Role of International and Environmental Institutions
Preventing Environmentally-Induced Conflicts through International Environmental Policyp. 239
Environment and Security: Institutional Approaches within the European Unionp. 253
The UNECE Environmental Conventions: Their Role and Potential to Promote Conflict Prevention and Settlement of Disputes in Transboundary Environmental Issuesp. 263
Achievements and Limitations of International Environmental Regimes and Institutions in Positive Dispute Prevention: UNEP's Rolep. 283
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ISBN: 9781402002304
ISBN-10: 1402002300
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.42