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Critical Environmental Security: Rethinking the Links Between Natural Resources and Political Violence

New Issues in Security #5

Edited by Matthew A. Schnurr and Larry A. Swatuk
June 2010
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This collection of papers emerged out of an international conference entitled “Environmental Violence and Conflict: Implications for Global Security,” which brought together a wide array of scholars, policy experts and activists to evaluate the role of the non-human environment in precipitating and perpetuating violence. What follows is the preliminary result of our efforts to investigate the as-yet underappreciated ecological dimensions of conflict by exploring the intersections between natural resources and political upheaval. This collection aims to foster deeper engagement between the security and environmental communities, whose expertise are too often isolated from each other.

Table of Contents


 
SECTION 1: ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE  
INTRODUCTION
Critical Environmental Security: Rethinking the Links Between Natural Resources and Political Violence
 
  Matthew A. Schnurr and Larry A. Swatuk  
CHAPTER 1
Institutional Constraints, Violence and Environmental Security: Some Conceptual and Empirical Observations
 
  Jorge Nef and O.P. Dwivedi  
CHAPTER 2
The Evolution of Environment-Conflict Research
 
  Tom Deligiannis  
CHAPTER 3
What are We Really Looking For? From Eco-Violence to Environmental Injustice
 
  Peter Stoett  
CHAPTER 4
Climatic Security and the Tipping Point Conception of the Earth System
 
  Chris Russill  
CHAPTER 5
Insecurities of Non-Dominance: Re-Theorizing Human Security and Environmental Change in Developed States
 
  Wilfrid Greaves  
SECTION 2: RESOURCE CONFLICTS  
CHAPTER 6
Water and Human Security in Africa
 
  Larry Swatuk and Dominic Mazvimavi  
CHAPTER 7
Sexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo
 
  Shelly Whitman  
CHAPTER 8
‘The Elephant in the Room’: Peak Oil on the Security Agenda
 
  Shane Mulligan  
CHAPTER 9
Dirty Security? Tar Sands, Energy Security and Environmental Violence
 
  Philippe Le Billon and Angela Carter  
SECTION 3: THE WEAK IN A WORLD OF THE STRONG  
CHAPTER 10
Loud Bangs and Quiet Canadians: An Analysis of Oil Patch Sabotage in British Columbia, Canada
 
  Chris Arsenault  
CHAPTER 11
Climate Change, Environmental Security and Inuit Peoples
 
  Heather A. Smith and Brittney Parks  
CHAPTER 12
Bodies on the Line: The In/Security of Everyday Life in Aamjiwnaang
 
  Sarah Wiebe