Accession Number : ADA333999

Title :   Relationship Between Ecology and Security Shown by the Example of the Central Asian Region and Policy-Oriented Global Approaches to Prevent Ecologically Induced Conflicts.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Moskopp, Rainer

PDF Url : ADA333999

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : In order to ensure future security, the nations of the world must deal putatively with global-wide ecological problems. These problems include; ecological degradation and scarcity of resources, they demonstrate the explosive force of ecologically induced conflict. Many conflicts in the Central Asian region are the result of ecological transformation in combination with other sources of conflict. Preventive measures should be created at the international, regional, and national level for dealing with these ecologically induced risks and settling already existing conflicts. This study addresses the role and significance of these risks in the sense of security and conflict studies. The study examines the current situation in the Central Asian region and the relationships between existing ecologically induced risks and security. Preventive measures for the region are analyzed and assessed. Finally an approach to a comprehensive global system of policy-oriented measures to prevent ecologically caused conflicts will be discussed and developed. An increased sensitivity to ecologically induced conflict and a general review of the meaning of security is needed. International law, a renunciation of sovereignty and international institution-building are necessary for the creation of a global approach to meet this new global challenge.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *ASIA, *ECOLOGY, GLOBAL, CONFLICT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL LAW, WATER DISTRIBUTION, SOIL CONSERVATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE