Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict

Challenges for Societal Stability

  • Jürgen Scheffran
  • Michael Brzoska
  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Peter Michael Link
  • Janpeter Schilling

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Climate Change, Human Security, Societal Stability, and Violent Conflict: Empirical and Theoretical Linkages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Halvard Buhaug, Ole Magnus Theisen
      Pages 43-55
    3. Peter F. Nardulli, Kalev H. Leetaru
      Pages 57-76
  4. Climate Change and the Securitization Discourse

  5. Climate Change and Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289

About this book


Severe droughts, damaging floods and mass migration: Climate change is becoming a focal point for security and conflict research and a challenge for the world’s governance structures. But how severe are the security risks and conflict potentials of climate change? Could global warming trigger a sequence of events leading to economic decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships between resource scarcity and violent conflict? This book brings together international experts to explore these questions using in-depth case studies from around the world. Furthermore, the authors discuss strategies, institutions and cooperative approaches to stabilize the climate-society interaction.


Armed Conflict Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Environmental and Human Security Resource Conflicts Societal Stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Scheffran
    • 1
  • Michael Brzoska
    • 2
  • Hans Günter Brauch
    • 3
  • Peter Michael Link
    • 4
  • Janpeter Schilling
    • 5
  1. 1.ZMAW, Institute for GeographyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2., Institute of Peace Research and SecurityHamburg UniversityHamburgGermany
  3. 3.AG Friedensforschung + Europ., SicherheitspolitikAFES-PRESSMosbachGermany
  4. 4.ZMAW, Res. Group Climate Change and SecurityHamburg UniversityHamburgGermany
  5. 5.ZMAW, Res. Group Climate Change and SecurityHamburg UniversityHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28625-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28626-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-5807
  • About this book