Ecoviolence: Links Among Environment, Population, and Security

Social science

Thomas Homer-Dixon (Editor) and Jessica Blitt (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 10.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Ecoviolence explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources-such as cropland, fresh water, and forests-and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan, and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played a limited to significant role in causing social instability in each of these contexts.