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Responding to Environmental Conflicts


Responding to Environmental Conflicts

Implications for Theory and Practice

Documenting the results of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Budapest on 21 to 23 January 1999, the book "Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice" provides an overview of environment and security challenges, addresses methods for assessing environmental security and their application in case studies, and presents views on the role of international and environmental institutions in preventing and dealing with environmental conflicts. The book is available for 106 Euros at Springer.com.

For more information please refer to the project article Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice.


Petzold-Bradley, Eileen; Alexander Carius and Arpád Vincze (eds.) 2001: Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice. [NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series II 78]. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic.

Eileen Petzold-Bradley
Alexander Carius
Arpád Vincze
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Series: NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series , II 78
308 pp.
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Table of Contents
  • Theoretical Linkages and Policy Approaches to the Environment and Security Debate: Providing an Overview
    Eileen Petzold-Bradley, Alexander Carius, Andreas March, and Arpád Vincze

Overview of Environment and Security Challenges

  • Environment and Security on the International Agenda: Challenges for Environmental Policy
    Kurt M. Lietzmann
  • Negotiations to Avert Transboundary Environmental Security Conflicts
    Bertram I. Spector
  • Resource and Environmental Conflicts: The State-of-the-Art
    Nils Peter Gleditsch

Assessing Environmental Security?

  • Theoretical Aspects of Environmental Security
    Hugh C. Dyer
  • Cultural Differentiation as a Source of Environmental Conflict
    Yannis N. Kinnas
  • Cooperative Environmental Policy and Risk Assessment: Implications for Risk Communication, International Conflict Resolution and National Security
    Gerhardus Schultink
  • Side-Stepping Environmental Conflicts: The Role of Natural-Hazards Assessment, Planning and Mitigation
    Nicholas Pinter, Nacy S. Philippi, and Russell ThomasThe Security Diagram: an Approach to Quantifying global Environmental Security
    Joseph Alcamo and Marcel Endejan

A Case Study Approach

  • Environment and Security in Hungary
    Arpád Vincze and László Halász
  • Redefining Security Around the Baltic: Environmental Issues in a Regional Context
    Stacy D. VanDeveer and Geoffrey D. Dabelko
  • Environment and Security Challenges in the Black Sea Region
    Irena Rudneva and Eileen Petzold-Bradley
  • Mechanisms of Environmental Security in Russia:  Out of Order?
    Vladimir Kotov and Elena Nikitina
  • Democratization, Nationalism and Eco-Politics: The Slovak-Hungarian Conflict over the Gabikovo-Nagymaros Dam System on the Danube
    Miklós Sükösd

The Role of International and Environmental Institutions

  • Preventing Environmentally-Induced Conflicts through International Environmental Policy
    Sebastian Oberthür
  • Environment and Security: Institutional Approaches within the European Union
    Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie
  • The UNECE Environmental Conventions: Their Role and Potential to Promote Conflict Prevention and Settlement of Disputes in Transboundary Environmental Issues
    Branko Bosnjakovic
  • Achievements and Limitations of International Environmental Regimes and Institutions in Positive Dispute Prevention: UNEP's Role
    Sabine J. H. Hoefnagel and Aiko U. D. Bode
Environment, security, conflict, environmental policy, international institutions, theory, practice, case studies, Gabikovo-Nagymaros dam, UN-ECE, UNEP, Hungary, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Russia, Danube, European Union