Ecological security: an evolutionary perspective on globalization

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - 285 pages
Ecological Security moves the analysis of global environmental and resource issues to the next level by developing an _eco-evolutionary_ perspective for analyzing emerging problems associated with rapid globalization. Preserving future ecological security will depend upon maintaining dynamic equilibriums among human populations, and between them and pathogenic microorganisms, other species, and the sustaining capabilities of nature. This eco-evolutionary framework is used to anticipate and analyze emerging demographic, ecological, and technological discontinuities and dilemmas associated with rapid globalization. The authors conclude by stressing the need for new kinds of global public goods to mitigate the harshest impacts of these rapid and interrelated changes.

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The recent SARS epidemic caused many to wonder not only how and why such outbreaks occur but also what can be done to prevent them. For this ambitious work, Pirages (international environmental ... Read full review

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Contents

Demographic Change and Ecological Insecurity
29
An Assault on the Global Commons
55
Cycles of Insecurity
81
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Dennis Pirages is Dean's Professor of Government and PSC Graduate Coordinator. He is the author or editor of many books on political and environmental issues and contributed to "The Global 2000 Report to the President".

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