Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Human Security

Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Human Security : A Comparative Analysis

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This anthology of scholarly essays on climate change, sustainable development, and human security presents a comprehensive analysis of severe global warming and its potential to impact all aspects of human life and security. It has been observed that climate change will most drastically impact poor tropical regions of the world for various reasons. The main focus of this collection of essays is to analyze the pro and cons of the global warming and climate change debate among scholars, policymakers, and scientists, as well as to examine the potential adverse impact of global warming/climate change on social and economic development and human security (food, health, immigration etc.). Much controversy exists on the topic, and many scientific reports issued by think tanks, United Nations, groups of scientists, NGOs, environmentalists, and policymakers are concerned about it. An extensive discussion and review of literature sets the tone and framework for the volume, and facilitates the volume's analyses of the relationship between prevailing climate change/global warming models and their ability to provide us information on the topic. Exclusion of North America is deliberate; included are case studies from countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 380 pages
  • 158 x 228 x 30mm | 719.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 26 Tables, unspecified; 8 Maps; 35 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739181467
  • 9780739181461

Table of contents

List of Figures, Tables and Maps

1: Introduction
Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
2: Global Warming and Climate Extremes:The Impact of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on the Ozone
Clifton C. White
Rebecca McGuire
3: Health, Human Security and Climate Change
Laura L. Janik
4: Accommodating "Climate Refugees:" Models of Sovereignty and Security in the International Climate Regime
Craig A. Johnson
5: China

Part I
China and Climate Change: Environmental Impacts, Human Security, and Mitigation Policies and Actions
Jian Li

Part II
Climate Change and Sustainable
Development in Western China's Minqin Oasis - Joining Forces with Civil Society
Maria Bondes

Ding Li
6: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Human Security: Challenges for Brazil
Eduardo Assad
Antonio Marcio Buainain
Hilton Pinto
Miguel Rocha de Sousa
Vanessa Duarte
7: Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Human Insecurities - Understanding the Impact on
Roopinder Oberoi
M.P. Singh
8: Climate Change and its Impacts: Domestic and International Responses of Japan
Cheng Fang-Ting
9: Domestic Debates on Climate in Russia'
Leonid Grigoryev
Igor Makarov
Alla Salmina
10: Climate Change, Its Effects, and the Political Economy of Adaptation and Mitigation: Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Paul A. Williams
11: The Ecological Paradox in Russia: Political, Social and Economic Issues and Challenges
Natalia Eremina
Igor N. Barygin
12: Climate Change in Bangladesh and Nepal: Issues Challenges and Strategies
R K Mishra
P S Janaki Krishna
13: Conclusion
Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi

About the Contributors and Editor
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Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Human Security is unique in its focus on climate change and its long-term impact on human security and sustainable development. The anthology pulls together case studies from the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries to demonstrate the multidimensional impact of climate change on human survival and explores possible mitigating policies and approaches.

This book is scholarly yet engagingly readable by lay persons. It combines scientific data with non-technical narrative to provide a well-documented, balanced, and informed analysis of climate change and its impact on human health, security, and broader issues of economic development. -- Alemayehu G. Mariam, professor of political science, California State University, San Bernadino This topical book addresses climate change and global warming in regard to (environmental) well-being and global human security. Scholars and policy makers tend to focus on the global issue of climate change from an EU or U.S. perspective. This book is a must for students and experts that aim at a better and more differentiated understanding of the key issues for other players-fundamental if a global solution is to be agreed-through a variety of country studies (China, Brazil, India, Russia, Turkey and the Mediterranean region, and Bangladesh and Nepal). -- Annette Bongardt, visiting fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
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About Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi

Dhirendra Vajpeyi is professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa. He has authored, coauthored, and edited sixteen books and numerous chapters and articles. They include Environmental PolicyMaking in the Third World; Technology and Development; Local Government and Politics in the Third World; Indira Gandhi's India; Deforestation: A Comparative Analysis, Civil-Military Relations; Nation-Building and National Identity; Local Democracy and Politics in South Asia; Modernizing China; Water Resource Management: A Comparative Perspective; Law, Politics and Society in India; Politics, Technology and Bureaucracy in South Asia; Globalization, Governance and Technology: Challenges and Alternatives; and Water Resource Conflicts and International Security: A Global Perspective. Dr. Vajpeyi has lectured at Universities in Moscow, St. Petersburg (Russia), Peoples Republic of China, Chile, and Klagenfurt (Austria). He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Hover Institute, Stanford University (California). Currently he is the chair of the IPSA Research Committee 35 on Technology and Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University.
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