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Earth at Risk in the 21st Century: Rethinking Peace, Environment, Gender, and Human, Water, Health, Food, Energy Security, and Migration

With a Foreword by Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser and a Preface by Hans Günter Brauch

Book

Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Texts on Peace, Gender, Environment and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 29-42
    3. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 43-57
    4. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 113-133
    5. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 135-162
    6. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 193-214
  3. Texts on Gender and Human Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 217-253
    3. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 329-348
  4. Texts on Water, Health, Food and Energy Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 351-364
    3. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 365-392
    4. Úrsula Oswald Spring
      Pages 393-411

About this book

Introduction

Earth at Risk in the 21st Century offers critical interdisciplinary reflections on peace, security, gender relations, migration and the environment, all of which are threatened by climate change, with women and children affected most. Deep-rooted gender discrimination is also a result of the destructive exploitation of natural resources and the pollution of soils, water, biota and air. In the Anthropocene, the management of human society and global resources has become unsustainable and has created multiple conflicts by increasing survival threats primarily for poor people in the Global South. Alternative approaches to peace and security, focusing from bottom-up on an engendered peace with sustainability, may help society and the environment to be managed in the highly fragile natural conditions of a ‘hothouse Earth’. Thus, the book explores systemic alternatives based on indigenous wisdom, gift economy and the economy of solidarity, in which an alternative cosmovision fosters mutual care between humankind and nature.

• Special analysis of risks to the survival of humankind in the 21st century.

• Interdisciplinary studies on peace, security, gender and environment related to global environmental and climate change.

• Critical reflections on gender relations, peace, security, migration and the environment

• Systematic analysis of food, water, health, energy security and its nexus.

• Alternative proposals from the Global South with indigenous wisdom for saving Mother Earth.


Keywords

Engendered peace and security Analysis of peace, security and environment Risk of survival in the 21st century Interdisciplinary reflections on climate change Water, food, health, energy security with nexus Alternative proposals from the Global South Adaptation to climate change from bottom-up Gift economy and solidarity Indigenous wisdom Care between humankind and Earth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Regional Centre of Multidisciplinary StudiesNational Autonomous University of MexicoCuernavacaMexico

About the authors

Úrsula Oswald Spring (Mexico) is full time Professor/ Researcher at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in the Regional Multidisciplinary Research Centre (CRIM). She was national coordinator of water research for the National Council of Science and Technology (RETAC-CONACYT), first Chair on Social Vulnerability at the United National University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); founding Secretary-General of El Colegio de Tlaxcala; General Attorney of Ecology in the State of Morelos (1992-1994), National Delegate of the Federal General Attorney of Environment (1994-1995); Minister of Ecological Development in the State of Morelos (1994-1998). She has worked for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Mexican PINCC. She was President of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA, 1998-2000), its Secretary General (2016-2018), where she organised the IPRA General Conference in Ahmedabad, India. She was also General Secretary of the Latin American Council for Peace Research (2002-2006) and is the Honours President of CLAIP. She has studied medicine, clinical psychology, anthropology, ecology, classical and modern languages, and obtained her PhD from the University of Zürich (1978). For her scientific work she received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (2005), the Environmental Merit in Tlaxcala, Mexico (2005, 2006), and the UN Development Prize. She was recognised as Academic Women by UNAM (1990 and 2000) and Women of the Year (2000). She works on nonviolence and sustainable agriculture with groups of peasants and women and is President of the Advisory Council of the Peasant University. She has written 57 books and over 386 scientific articles and book chapters on sustainability, climate change, adaptation, water, gender, development, poverty, drug consumption, brain damage due to chronic under-nourishment, peasantry, social vulnerability, genetic modified organisms, bioethics, and human, gender, and environmental security, peace and conflict resolution, democracy, and conflict negotiation

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Earth at Risk in the 21st Century: Rethinking Peace, Environment, Gender, and Human, Water, Health, Food, Energy Security, and Migration
  • Book Subtitle With a Foreword by Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser and a Preface by Hans Günter Brauch
  • Authors Úrsula Oswald Spring
  • Series Title Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Sci., Engineer., Pract.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38569-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-38568-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38571-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38569-9
  • Series ISSN 2509-5579
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-5587
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLVII, 641
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 89 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Science
    Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
    Environment, general
    Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts
    Gender Studies
    Security
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