Monograph

Divided Environments: An International Political Ecology of Climate Change, Water and Security

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Citation

Selby J, Daoust G & Hoffmann C (2022) Divided Environments: An International Political Ecology of Climate Change, Water and Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/divided-environments/0621F20A4464C4E05BF76980BBF25D3F

Abstract
What are the implications of climate change for twenty-first-century conflict and security? Rising temperatures, it is often said, will bring increased drought, more famine, heightened social vulnerability, and large-scale political and violent conflict; indeed, many claim that this future is already with us. Divided Environments, however, shows that this is mistaken. Focusing especially on the links between climate change, water and security, and drawing on detailed evidence from Israel-Palestine, Syria, Sudan and elsewhere, it shows both that mainstream environmental security narratives are misleading, and that the actual security implications of climate change are very different from how they are often imagined. Addressing themes as wide-ranging as the politics of droughts, the contradictions of capitalist development and the role of racism in environmental change, while simultaneously articulating an original 'international political ecology' approach to the study of socio-environmental conflicts, Divided Environments offers a new and important interpretation of our planetary future.

Keywords
Earth and Environmental Sciences; Environmental Policy; Economics and Law; Politics and International Relations; International Relations and International Organisations

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online31/08/2022
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publisher URLhttps://www.cambridge.org/…5BF76980BBF25D3F
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN9781009107600
eISBN9781009106801

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Dr Clemens Hoffmann
Dr Clemens Hoffmann

Lecturer in International Politics, Politics