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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Edited by: Ashok Swain , Joakim Öjendal

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138202528
eBook ISBN: 9781315473772
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315473772
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The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict, and cooperation. However, this environmental security polemic is still trying to deliver a well-defined approach to achieving peace. Studies are being undertaken to find the precise pathways by which cooperative actions are expected not only to pre-empt or moderate resource conflicts but also to help diffuse cooperative behaviour to other disputed issues. The recognition that environmental resources can contribute to violent conflict accentuates their potential significance as pathways for cooperation and the consolidation of peace in post-conflict societies.

Conceived as a single and reliable reference source which will be a vital resource for students, researchers, and policy makers alike, the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding presents a wide range of chapters written by key thinkers in the field, organised into four key parts:

  • Part I: Review of the concept and theories;
  • Part II: Review of thematic approaches (resources, scarcity, intervention, adaptation, and peacebuilding);

  • Part III: Case studies (Middle East, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, Colombia, Philippines);
  • Part IV: Analytical challenges and future-oriented perspectives.

Enabling the reader to find a concise expert review on topics that are most likely to arise in the course of conducting research or policy making, this volume presents a truly global overview of the key issues and debates in environmental conflict and peacebuilding.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Environmental conflict and peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Environment and conflict Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Transnational environmental crime Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Climate change and environmental conflicts Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Environmental pathways to peace Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Environment, climate change, and peace Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Post-war environmental peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Depoliticisation, water, and environmental peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Climate change adaptation and peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Environmental peacebuilding and the United Nations Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Revisiting securitization Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Environmental peacebuilding in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Environmental peacebuilding in Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Are there limits to environmental peacebuilding? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Environmental peacebuilding in Liberia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Environmental peacebuilding in Nepal Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Environmental peacebuilding in post-conflict Colombia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From curse to blessing – how natural resources affect peace and conflict in the Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Environmental conflict and peacebuilding in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The role of water diplomacy in peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Climate diplomacy and peace Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The role of the military in environmental peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Environmental resource governance and peace Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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