Governance Publications

Why Environmental Transformation Causes Violence: A Synthesis

Jul 07, 2011
Correlations between transformation of societal-nature relationships and violent conflict are numerous. This analysis will examine the critical role of transformation regarding causation of environmental conflicts in certain areas of developing countries.

Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

Jul 07, 2011
The UN system and its partners have ripe opportunities to capitalize on water’s cooperation promise while undercutting its conflict potential, write Alexander Carius, Geoffrey Dabelko, and Aaron Wolf in their policy brief.

Population Age Structure and Its Relation to Civil Conflict: A Graphic Metric

Jul 07, 2011
The authors use population age structure and recent history of civil unrest to project risks of civil conflict into the future.

PECS News Issue 1 (Fall 1999)

Jul 07, 2011
The first issue of PECS News features an article on population dynamics and migration in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Mexico by University of Michigan Fellows Program Associate Jenny Ericson.

Dilemmas for Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon

Jul 07, 2011
This article traces the history of conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, and then argues that repeated failure to understand or accommodate the political factors at work in the Amazon undermines efforts to protect the rainforest.

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.

ECSP Report 4: Bibliography

Jul 07, 2011
The following bibliography is a compilation of all entries from the three previous ECSP Reports and new additions from the last year. The Guide includes a wide range of publications, organized by theme, which relate to the various conceptions of environmental security.

A Southern African Perspective on Transboundary Water Resource Management

Jul 07, 2011
Southern Africa’s transboundary rivers and their associated ecosystems could become either drivers of peace and economic integration or sources of endemic conflict, writes Anthony Turton.

ECSP Report 7: Updates

Jul 07, 2011
This update section highlights the environment, population, and security activities of academic programs, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, government offices, and intergovernmental organizations.

The New Face of Water Conflict (No. 3)

Jul 07, 2011
Amid the talk of looming “water wars,” a less dramatic—but more immediate—link between water and violence is often ignored: the violence engendered by poor governance of water resources, says Ken Conca.

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