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Climate Terror

A Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change


Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Timothy Doyle
    Pages 21-42
  3. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Timothy Doyle
    Pages 79-108
  4. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Timothy Doyle
    Pages 156-182
  5. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Timothy Doyle
    Pages 183-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-247

About this book


Climate Terror engages with a highly differentiated geographical politics of global warming. It explores how fear-inducing climate change discourses could result in new forms of dependencies, domination and militarised 'climate security'.


Global Warming Climate Change Climate Terror Climate Borders Security Climate Justice Globalisation climate change global warming international relations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Department of Political SciencePanjab UniversityIndia
  2. 2.University of AdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Curtin UniversityAustralia
  4. 4.Keele UniversityUK

About the authors

Professor Timothy Doyle is Chair of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide, South Australia; Distinguished Research Fellow of Indian Ocean Futures at Curtin University, Western Australia; and Chair of Politics and International Relations at Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. He is Co-Director of the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre at Adelaide (IPGRC) and Director of Human and Environmental Security for the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) in Perth and Chandigarh.
Sanjay Chaturvedi is Professor of Political Science at Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Panjab University, India. He is also the Honorary Director of Centre for the Study of Mid-West and Central Asia, Panjab University, and Founding Vice-Chairman of Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG). He has been a Third Cohort Fellow of India-China Institute, The New School, New York.

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“This well-documented work makes the implicit argument that the science and mainstream policies of global climate change, and indeed their critiques, have tended to focus upon the perceptual frameworks of the north rather than south, and in so doing, have to a degree diverted attention away from more immediate north-south social, political, and economic inequities. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections.” (C. W. Herrick, Choice, Vol. 53 (5), January, 2016)

“It offers an invaluable contribution because it combines and fully develops a number of important critical angles – there are not many books doing that, if any at all. … The book will represent an important resource for critical scholars approaching the field of climate politics, as well as a necessary starting point for those working on and towards decolonized and progressive climate politics.” (Giovanni Bettini, Progress in Human Geography, January, 2017)