Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security


Selby J & Hoffmann C (2014) Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security. Geopolitics, 19 (4), pp. 747-756.

This special issue of Geopolitics presents a series of critical interventions on the links between global anthropogenic climate change, conflict and security. In this introduction, we situate the special issue by providing an assessment of the state of debate on climate security, and then by summarising the eight articles that follow. We observe, to start with, that contemporary climate security discourse is dominated by a problematic ensemble of policy-led framings and assumptions. And we submit that the contributions to this issue help rethink this dominant discourse in two distinct ways, offering both a series of powerful critiques, plus new interpretations of climate-conflict linkages which extend beyond Malthusian orthodoxy.

Geopolitics: Volume 19, Issue 4

Publication date31/12/2014
Publication date online30/10/2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis