The Resource Natural resources and social conflict : towards critical environmental security, edited by Matthew A. Schnurr, Larry A. Swatuk, (electronic resource)

Natural resources and social conflict : towards critical environmental security, edited by Matthew A. Schnurr, Larry A. Swatuk, (electronic resource)

Label
Natural resources and social conflict : towards critical environmental security
Title
Natural resources and social conflict
Title remainder
towards critical environmental security
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthew A. Schnurr, Larry A. Swatuk
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The authors challenge prevailing claims about environmental security by reorienting our understanding of the relationship between natural resources and political violence towards one focused on environmental insecurity. This critical environmental security approach begins with analytical questions that are often left out of studies premised on maintaining conditions of security. Whose security is being secured? Who defines conditions of security? How do changing degrees of control and access over the environment contribute to insecurity? The issue of how security reflects broader patterns of political struggle and social control are underscored through empirically grounded, context-specific studies. The contributors encourage new ways of thinking about environmental security by privileging alternative conceptions and understandings that focus on rights, justice and access. They provide the first steps toward articulating a critical analysis of environmental security that dislodges the state as the preferred level of analysis and questions key assumptions that underlie much of the existing literature
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE170
LC item number
.E5744 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Natural resources and social conflict : towards critical environmental security, edited by Matthew A. Schnurr, Larry A. Swatuk, (electronic resource)
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Towards Critical Environmental Security; M.Schnurr & L.Swatuk -- What Are We Really Looking For? From Eco-violence to Environmental Injustice; P.Stoett -- Climatic Security and the Tipping Point Conception of the Earth System; C.Russill -- Insecurities of Non-Dominance: Re-Theorizing Human Security and Environmental Change in Developed States; W.Greaves -- Water and Security in Africa: State-Centric Narratives, Human Insecurities; L.Swatuk -- Avoiding the Resource Curse in Ghana: Assessing the Options; P.Arthur -- Sexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo; S.Whitman -- 'The Elephant in the Room?' Peak Oil on the Security Agenda; S.Mulligan -- Dirty Security? Tar Sands, Energy Security and Environmental Violence; P.Le Billon & A.Carter -- Loud Bangs and Quiet Canadians: An analysis of oil patch sabotage in British Columbia, Canada; C.Arsenault -- Bodies on the Line: The In/Security of Everyday Life in Aamjiwnaang; S.Wiebe -- Afterward: Ecoviolence, Security, Geopolitics; S.Dalby -- --
Control code
ocn783812343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137002464
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
500384
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2705679x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)783812343
  • palgrave1137002468

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