International Development Publications

Chapter One: Analyzing Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Jul 07, 2011
This chapter identifies ten methodological, analytical, and substantive opportunities for future research, and five areas in which focused analysis could bolster policymaking. more

The Challenges of Groundwater in Southern Africa (No. 2)

Jul 07, 2011
Southern Africa faces potentially severe groundwater shortages, which not only imperil the lives of those directly dependent on it, but also the continued development of the region's economies. more

Finding the Source: The Coming Freshwater Crisis is Already Here

Jul 07, 2011
Fresh water is emerging as the most critical resource issue facing humanity. While the supply of fresh water is limited, both the world’s population and demand for the resource continues to expand rapidly. more

Demographic Security Comes of Age

Jul 07, 2011
Richard Cincotta highlights the role of demographic transition within a nuanced understanding of demographic security issues. more

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP's Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

Jul 07, 2011
"UNEP seeks to ensure that countries rebuilding from conflict identify the sustainable use of natural resources as a fundamental prerequisite and guiding principle of their reconstruction and recovery," says David Jensen, of the UN Environment Programme. more

Environmental Stress and Demographic Change in Nepal: Underlying Conditions Contributing to a Decade of Insurgency

Jul 07, 2011
The authors review the broad dynamics of Nepal’s current civil conflict, arguing that environmental stress and population factors have played significant roles in creating the underlying conditions for acute insecurity and instability. more

ECSP Report 11: Table of Contents and Foreword

Jul 07, 2011
Environmental pathways to peace can emerge at the unlikeliest of times—even during conflict, when managing shared environmental resources can be an important lifeline connecting combatants cut off from other avenues for dialogue, writes Environmental Change and Security Program Director Geoff Dabelko. more

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Insecurity: Some Insights from South Asia

Jul 07, 2011
This article presents the key insights that emerged from a regional research project that explored environment and security links in the context of South Asia. more

Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes

Jul 07, 2011
"Population distortions - in which populations grow too young, or too fast, or too urbanized - make it difficult for prevailing economic and administrative institutions to maintain stable socialization and labor-force absorption," says author Jack A. Goldstone. more

Commentary: Debating Environment, Population, and Conflict

Jul 07, 2011
The recent publication of a host of significant material on environment, population, and conflict linkages dictated a special commentary section to supplement the lengthy book reviews provided in this 2000 issue of the ECSP Report. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.