Governance Publications

ECSP Report 2

Jul 07, 2011
In the 1996 issue of ECSP's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the Middle East; Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity"; and Thomas Homer-Dixon discusses findings from a project on environment, population, and security. Complete report.

El Salvador's Democratic Transition Ten Years After the Peace Accord

Jul 07, 2011
This report results from a 2002 conference held to evaluate the ten years following the accord between El Salvador's government and guerrillas of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front. The conference aimed to assess the nature of the democratic transition and related socio-economic developments in the post-war era.

Missing Women and Bare Branches: Gender Balance and Conflict

Jul 07, 2011
The authors ask whether societies with an abnormal ratio between men and women are less secure.

Commentary: Trade and the Environment After Seattle

Jul 07, 2011
ECSP draws upon Wilson Center speakers and fellows, past and present, to comment on trade and the environment in the wake of Seattle.

A Review of Decision-Making Support Tools in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector

Jul 07, 2011
A joint paper by ECSP and the Pacific Institute indicates that existing support resources fail to adequately serve the needs of practitioners, but highlights the necessary characteristics of an effective decision-making support tool.

The Price of Neglect: From Resource Conflict to Maoist Insurgency in the Himalayan Kingdom

Jul 07, 2011
Bishnu Upreti’s book, The Price of Neglect: From Resource Conflict to Maoist Insurgency in the Himalayan Kingdom was published in 2004, just as the Maoist insurgency was reaching a fever pitch and violence was spreading to the capital, Kathmandu.

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

Jul 07, 2011
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.

325. Slovakia's New Government in Comparative Perspective

Jul 07, 2011
June 2006 - History never quite repeats itself, but some echoes sound too familiar to ignore. The government assembled by Robert Fico after Slovakia's June 2006 elections bears notable similarities to the governing coalition led by Vladimír Meciar between 1994 and 1998. Since that earlier government gave Slovakia a reputation as a pariah state—"a hole in the map of Europe"—it is understandable that any prospect of its return should produce consternation and prompt the question "Could it happen again?" Though the short answer to this question is probably "No," there is considerable value in asking "Why not?" and in exploring the factors that made Slovakia's mid-1990's government such an unfortunate precedent.

ECSP Report 10

Jul 07, 2011
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the 10th edition of the newly redesigned ECSP Report asked top thinkers to identify the next steps for environment, population, and security. Complete report.

Population, Urbanization, Environment, and Security: A Summary of the Issues

Jul 07, 2011
Th author addresses issues including migration to urban centers, the immediate environmental and health impacts of urban pollution on developing country cities, and the link between crime and security.

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