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From National Security to Environmental Security: A Historical Overview

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dc.contributor.advisor Calleya, Stephen C.
dc.contributor.author Vella, Andre`
dc.creator Vella, Andre`
dc.date 2012-01-09
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-23T15:44:03Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2012-02-23T15:44:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-23
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/7528
dc.description.abstract The study attempts to provide a historical approach to the role of the environment in security studies. Contemporary security challenges have shown that the narrow definition given to national security is no longer adequate. Instead, there was the emergence of newer security conceptual frameworks, such as human security, to account for transnational security challenges. In this scenario, the role of the environment in security changed as well. As a non-military threat, environmental degradation comes with its own challenges. These challenges include overcoming the ambiguous nature of the concepts of human security or environmental security and finding ways to scientifically measure these concepts, in order to propel policy and legislative changes to protect environmental security. In this respect, further debate should revolve around the task of operationalizing environmental security.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Environmental Security en_US
dc.subject National Security en_US
dc.subject Security en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.title From National Security to Environmental Security: A Historical Overview en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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