International Development Publications
Urdal's analysis finds that population growth, land scarcity, and urbanization do not greatly influence patterns of war and peace, with a few exceptions.
This article considers issues pertaining to the linkages between rural populations, migration from and to rural areas, and the environment, focusing on developing countries in the latter part of the 20th century.
Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko analyze gaps in institutional responses to environment and conflict.
This article attempts to consolidate information on low-cost sanitation options, and frame them within the context of community acceptability, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.
Richard Cincotta highlights the role of demographic transition within a nuanced understanding of demographic security issues.
Excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
The New Security Beat, ECSP’s blog, was launched in January 2007 to shed light on some of today’s broader security issues, including water scarcity, environmental degradation, and population growth. The posts below are selected highlights from the first year.
An upcoming ECSP publication—based on a conference held in September 2005 at the Wilson Center—will explore the rhetoric and reality of peace parks, including their goals and the factors that determine their success or failure.
Literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.
PECS News Issue 4 features discussions of the 2001 IFAD Rural Poverty Report and the film The Urban Explosion, and an article by Michigan International Development Associate John Williams on integrating population into conservation projects.