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Fighting for Survival: Environmental Decline, Social Conflict, and the New Age of Insecurity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date October 1, 1996
Pages 239
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393039962
ISBN-10 039303996X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
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Original list price $19.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the aftermath of the Cold War, it has become clear to citizens everywhere that it is not the march of armies that is the clearest threat to peace and stability but rather the disaster of pervasive resource loss, refugees who are forced across borders, and social instability that makes war primarily an action within, rather than between, states. Renner argues that global leaders and citizens must find a new sense of mission and destiny, and must reclaim the security terminology from war-making institutions. He shows that social, economic, and environmental stresses and pressures on societies worldwide call for a new definition of security, and hence for a new set of priorities. Poverty, unequal distribution of land, and the degradation of ecosystems are among the most pressing issues undermining security. Soldiers and tanks are at best irrelevant and at worst an obstacle to solving such problems. An understanding of security that fits today's world will require a shift from conflicts of national security to cooperation for global security. Instead of defense of the status quo, sustainable security calls for change and adaption, instead of "green-helmet" intervention forces, we will need to transform war-making institutions and create new priorities for sustainable development.

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2 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 1, 1996)
9780393039962 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In the aftermath of the Cold War, it has become clear to citizens everywhere that it is not the march of armies that is the clearest threat to peace and stability but rather the disaster of pervasive resource loss, refugees who are forced across borders, and social instability that makes war primarily an action within, rather than between, states.
Paperback
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2 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 1, 1996)
9780393315684 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $18.95
About: This new book from the Worldwatch Institute sketches the shape of a new balance in security investments--one that de-emphasizes military means and territorial security and accentuates the environmental aspects of security.

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