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Handbook On Climate Change And Human Security

Michael R. Redclift , Marco Grasso

Edited by Michael R. Redclift, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy, King’s College, University of London, UK and Marco Grasso, Senior Lecturer of International Environmental Policy, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

2013 448 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 910 4
ebook isbn 978 0 85793 911 1

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The Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security is a landmark publication which links the complexities of climate change to the wellbeing and resilience of human populations. It is written in an engaging and accessible way but also conveys the state of the art on both climate change research and work into human security, utilizing both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Organized around thematic sections, each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field, and discusses the key concepts and evidence base for our current policy choices, and the dilemmas of international policy in the field.

Contents
Contributors: K. Bickerstaff, H.G. Brauch, S. Dalby, G. Edwards, G. Feola, D. Gasper, N.P. Gleditsch, M. Grasso, C.M. Hall, E. Hinton, C.D. Klose, M. Mason, R. Matthew, R. Nordås, M. Nuttall, Ú. Oswald Spring, M.R. Redclift, E. Remling, J. Ribot, J.T. Roberts, J. Scheffran, D. Simon, S. Srinivasan, S. Vanderheiden, E.E. Watson, C. Webersik

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The Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security is a landmark publication which links the complexities of climate change to the wellbeing and resilience of human populations.

It is written in an engaging and accessible way but also conveys the state of the art on both climate change research and work into human security, utilizing both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Organized around thematic sections, each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field, and discusses the key concepts and evidence base for our current policy choices, and the dilemmas of international policy in the field. The Handbook is unique in addressing sophisticated ethical and moral questions as well as new information and data from different geographical regions. It is a timely volume that makes the case for acting wisely now to avert impending crises and global environmental problems.

The Handbook is international in scope and provides an assessment that will be of value to academics, students and policy professionals alike. NGOs and policy institutes which need a grasp of the specificity and range of the issues and problems will also find this book insightful.

Full table of contents

Contents:

Introduction: Human Security in the Age of Carbon
Michael R. Redclift and Marco Grasso

PART I: FRAMING THE ISSUE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN SECURITY
1. Climate Change as an Issue of Human Security
Simon Dalby

2. Elements and Value-added of a Human Security Approach in the Study of Climate Change
Des Gasper

3. The IPCC, Human Security, and the Climate-conflict Nexus
Ragnhild Nordås and Nils Petter Gleditsch

4. Space, Time and Scales of Human Security in Climate Change
Richard Matthew

PART II: THE DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN SECURITY IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE CONTEXT
5. The Environmental Determinants of Human Security in the Context of Climate Change
David Simon

6. The Social Dimensions of Human Security under a Changing Climate
Jürgen Scheffran and Elise Remling

7. Vulnerability Does Not Just Fall from the Sky: Toward Multi-scale Pro-poor Climate Policy
Jesse Ribot

8. Disasters and Human Security: Natural Hazards and Political Instability in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Christian Webersik and Christian D. Klose

PART III: A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN SECURITY
9. The Impact of Climate Change on Human Security in Latin America and the Caribbean
Úrsula Oswald Spring, Hans Günter Brauch, Guy Edwards and J Timmons Roberts

10. Human Security and Climate Change in the Mediterranean Region
Marco Grasso and Giuseppe Feola

11. Climate Change and Human Security in the Arctic
Mark Nuttall

12. Climate Change and Human Security in Africa
Sharath Srinivasan and Elizabeth E. Watson

PART IV: RESPONSES TO THE THREATS POSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE TO HUMAN SECURITY
13. Climate Change and Human Security: The Individual and Community Response
C. Michael Hall

14. Climate Change, Human Security and the Built Environment
Karen Bickerstaff and Emma Hinton

15. Climate Change and Human Security: The International Governance Architectures, Policies and Instruments
Michael Mason

16. A Human Rights-based Approach from Strengthening Human Security Against Climate Change
Steve Vanderheiden

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