Ecoviolence: Links Among Environment, Population, and Security

Ecoviolence: Links Among Environment, Population, and Security

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Overview

Ecoviolence explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources—such as cropland, fresh water, and forests—and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan, and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played a limited to significant role in causing social instability in each of these contexts. Drawing upon theory and key findings from the case studies, the authors suggest that environmental scarcity will worsen in many poor countries in coming decades and will become an increasingly important cause of major civil violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847688692
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Thomas Homer-Dixon is associate professor of political science and director of the peace and conflict studies program at the University of Toronto. Jessica Blitt is an M.A. candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa and an honors graduate of and former research assistant for the peace and conflict studies program at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: A Theoretical Overview Chapter 2 The Case of Chiapas, Mexico Chapter 3 The Case of Gaza Chapter 4 The Case of South Africa Chapter 5 The Case of Pakistan Chapter 6 The Case of Rwanda Chapter 7 Key Findings

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