Course Details
GEOG 329 AX   Environmental Security Back to Results  

Geography Majors 1100

InstructorBallve, Teofilo
MeetsTR955-1110, LAWREN 209
RestrictionsNo 2021 Instr sign req during Drop/Add
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsENS2/Environmental Economics ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies PCON/Peace & Conflict Studies

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This course is about how the environment poses one of the most important security threats of the 21st century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the course introduces students to the different ways that climate change and environmental problems more generally are presenting new kinds of security threats. In many ways, greater environmental concern from governments and international organizations over the dramatic environmental changes afoot in the world is a welcome development. But will the "environmental security" framework reinforce global inequalities and maintain the status quo? Or might it mean rethinking the very foundations of what we mean by “security”?