Global Resources and International Conflict: Environmental Factors in Strategic Policy and Action

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorArthur H. Westing

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This volume examines the extent to which global deficiencies anddegradation of natural resources, coupled with their uneven distribution, canlead to unlikely alliances, national rivalries, and even war. The studyevaluates the influence of such factors as geographical distribution,availability, scarcity, and depletion of the world's naturalresources--including oil, natural gas, minerals, fresh water, ocean fisheries,and food crops--on strategic and military policy-making. Westing also studiesthe effect of differential population growth on the actual and perceivedavailability of resources and presents an expanded, environmentally based viewof international security.

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This volume examines the extent to which global deficiencies anddegradation of natural resources, coupled with their uneven distribution, canlead to unlikely alliances, national rivalries, and even war. The studyevaluates the influence of such factors as geographical distribution,availability, scarcity, and depletion of the world's na...

Arthur H. Westing is at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198291043

ISBN - 13:9780198291046

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'Written by 10 prestigious and knowledgeable authorities, this compilation of 10 excellent papers furnishes a broad overview of environmental factors in strategic policy and action ... should be in the hands of national leaders concerned with the preservation of peace.'Ricardo C. Galang, International Journal on World Peace