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ECSP Report 2

In the 1996 issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the  Middle East, while Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity" – the connection between disease organisms and human well-being.  Also in this issue: a look at overseas contamination by the military; an action plan for population, development, and environment; and Thomas Homer-Dixon's findings from a project on environment, population, and security; among other articles. Complete report.

ECSP Report 2: Feature Articles

In the 1996 issue of ECSP's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the Middle East, while Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity". Also in this issue: a look at overseas contamination by the military; an action plan for population, development, and environment; and Thomas Homer-Dixon's findings from a project on environment, population, and security.

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ECSP Report 1

The first-ever annual report from the Environmental Change and Security Program includes Geoff and David Dabelko's feature on redefining environmental security; Richard Matthew's commentary on demystifying the concept of environmental security; and Marc Levy's call for a third wave of environmental security scholarship. Complete report.

ECSP Report 1: Feature Articles

The first-ever ECSP Report includes Geoff and David Dabelko's feature on redefining environmental security; Richard Matthew's commentary on demystifying the concept of environmental security; and Marc Levy's call for a third wave of environmental security scholarship.

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Chapter One: Analyzing Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

What are the gaps in the analysis of environment, conflict, and cooperation (ECC) linkages, and how can applied research fill them? This chapter identifies ten methodological, analytical, and substantive opportunities for future research, and five areas in which focused analysis could bolster policymaking.

Chapter Two: Institutionalizing Responses to Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko analyze gaps in institutional responses to environment and conflict. They propose a dialogue on best practices and innovative institutional efforts that will help researchers and policymakers move beyond reacting to symptoms of environment and security linkages and towards learning from interventions that bolster confidence and cooperation rather than instability.

Chapter Three: Early Warning and Assessment of Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Marc Levy and Patrick Philippe Meier recommend that assessments and early warning systems integrate environmental variables more completely and effectively. The authors assert that the international system has little capacity to monitor and assess conflict and cooperation on environmental issues.

PECS News Issue 5 (Fall 2001)

PECS News Issue 5 includes:

Conflict and Contagion: A South Asia Simulation, featuring Dr. Helene Gayle (Event Summary)

Young Men and War: Could We Have Predicted the Distribution of Violent Conflicts at the End of the Millennium? (Event Summary)

Debating the Real State of the World: Are Dire Environmental Claims Backed by Sound Evidence? (Event Summary)

Geographic Information Systems as a Tool for Population-Environment Research - Jennifer Wisnewski Kaczor

PECS News Issue 4 (Summer 2001)

PECS News Issue 4 contents include:

The Challenge of Ending Rural Poverty: Special Release and Discussion of the New 2001 IFAD Rural Poverty Report (Event Summary)

The Urban Explosion: A Film in the 2001 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (Event Summary)

Risks of Conflict: Resource and Population Pressures, with Sir Crispin Tickell (Event Summary)

Integrating Population Into Environmental Field Projects - John Williams

How Americans View World Population Issues: A Survey of Public Opinion (Book Review)

PECS News Issue 2 (Spring 2000)

PECS News Issue 2 includes:

Oiling the Friction: Environmental Conflict Management in the Niger Delta, Nigeria (Event Summary)

Environmental Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security in Southern Africa (Event Summary)

Forest Futures: Population, Consumption, and Wood Resources (Event Summary)

Progress in Gender Integration at the World Wildlife Fund Nepal Program - Melissa Thaxton

Violence Through Environmental Discrimination: Causes, Rwanda Arena, and Conflict Model (Book Review)

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