ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Environmental Insecurities:Geopolitics, Resources and Conflict

Environmental Insecurities:Geopolitics, Resources and Conflict

In the aftermath of the cold war, the environment has emerged as a major area of concern as a potential cause of political conflict. This paper critically reviews the concept of 'environmental security' and examines the assumptions underlying debates around environmental conflicts from the perspective of political ecology and global political economy. It argues that attention to the specificities of local contexts must be combined with an appreciation of the continued salience of the structures of imperial knowledge and power.

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