International Development Publications
Environmental security scholarship provides important theoretical and methodological underpinnings for the embryonic field examining threat networks, write Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald.
The author explores why water needs fail to rally a forceful, sustained response from the global community.
This article highlights certain gaps in the information about the steps that lead from hunger to conflict, and then suggests policies and actions to break these connections.
PECS News Issue 2 includes reports from events on environmental security in Africa, an article on integrating gender into WWF's programs in Nepal, and a review of Gunther Baechler's Violence Through Environmental Discrimination.
Using geo-referenced data, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal find that population growth and density are related to increased civil conflict, but that demographic and environmental factors are generally outweighed by political and economic ones.
"[T]he importance of youthful age structure—particularly in insurgency-based civil wars—should not be ignored. The relationship between large youth cohorts and civil war appears to have held throughout history," writes Sarah Staveteig.
A compilation of key online resources for data on population.
This update section is designed to highlight the environment, population, and security activities of foundations, nongovernmental organizations, academic programs, and government offices. It also includes a list of Internet sites and forums which may facilitate research and policy efforts, and a bibliographic guide to the literature.
Confiscation and extraction of natural resources made war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “a very lucrative business”.
Experts review new publications.