E162-Envisecurity - EnvironmentalSecurity 15:29...

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Environmental Security 15:29 Resource-Related Conflict Homer-Dixon Three Main Hypothesis 1*)Scarcity resource wars between states Population growth Environmental change Unequal distribution of resources 1)Resource capture- people taking out what they want so they are ok during scarcity but  then that just creates more unequal distribution 2) ecogical marginalization 2)Migration  ethnic group clashes why scarcity would cause migration because everyone would move to the food large population movements caused by environmental stressors will include  ethnic/group identity clashes scarcity  deprecation  disrupts social institutions   causing conflict 3) scarcity will lead to deprivation conflicts such as civil strife and insurgency Implications for security> Resource scaricity is more likely to lead to conflict in poorer countries Scarcity is more likely to lead to conflict in “weak states” Scarcity may lead to conflict and destablization or to a more authoritarian regime Fast, unpredictable, dramatic changes in resources will account for much of the conflict Conflict will often be “diffuse, persistent, and sub national”
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Environmental Terrorism The unlawful use of force against in situ environmental resources so as to deprive 
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