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Atoms, Whales, and Rivers: Global Environmental Security and International Organization
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Authors: Stoett, Peter J. 
Book Description:
As a contribution to the growing body of literature on global environmental security (GES), this book examines three case studies which demonstrate the utility of GES as a unifying concept in contemporary social science. The is of direct relevance in the post Cold-War era because of the contemporary effort to redefine security in a manner more encompassing than traditional, military and state-centric frameworks, and because of the lamentably predictable rise of serious environmental problems worldwide. This book relates this trend to the conceptual framework of the study of world politics and international organizations in particular. These institutions must be seen as both constraining and promotional, and the author explores the recent effect of the rise of environmental concerns. After examining extant literature which questions traditional frameworks for the analysis of security, the author arrives at a conceptual definition of GES. He then goes on to examine in detail three of the principal threats to this security: the spread of radioactivity


   Binding: Hardcover
   ISBN: 1-56072-235-5
   Status: AV
  
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