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What People are Saying

“Ken Conca and Geoffrey Dabelko have put together an interesting and useful volume on the potential linkages between environmental cooperation and peace…informative and well written.… [S]hould be read by scholars and policy actors interested in the potential ways environmental cooperations might promote peace rather than violence.”—Rodger A. Payne, ECSP Report

“There is clearly a need for a book on this topic. The time has come to assess the consequences of environmental institutions and the opportunities they provide for cooperation and initiative.”—Raimo Väyrynen, University of Notre Dame

“The arguments developed in Environmental Peacemaking will be of extraordinary value, especially in shared watersheds, if we are to sustainably meet these needs.”—Christopher Behf, Natural Resources Forum

“A provocative and invaluable book… makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the link between environment cooperation and peace.”—Dimitrios Konstadakopulos, American Political Science Review

“It should be of interest to scholars in the field of environmental security, environmental politics and international relations.”—Hilary Nixon, International Environmental Agreements

Chapter List

1. The Case for Environmental Peacemaking
Ken Conca

2. Environmental Cooperation and Regional Peace: Baltic Programs and Prospects
Stacy D. VanDeveer

3. Environmental Cooperation in South Asia
Ashok Swain

4. The Promises and Pitfalls of Environmental Peacemaking in the Aral Sea Basin
Erika Weinthal

5. Environmental Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security in Southern Africa
Larry A. Swatuk

6. Beyond Reciprocity: Governance and Cooperation in the Caspian Sea
Douglas W. Blum

7. Water Cooperation in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Pamela M. Doughman

8. Conclusion: The Problems and Possibilities of Environmental Peacemaking
Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko

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