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


Oswald, Úrsula. 2020. Earth at Risk in the 21st Century: Rethinking Peace, Environment, Gender, and Human, Water, Health, Food, Energy Security, and Migration. Mosbach: Springer International Publishing.

Author: Úrusla Oswald

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


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.” (Summary from Springer International Publishing)
Table of Contents:
1. Contextualisation on Gender, Peace, Security and Environment
2. On Peace and Security
3. Peace and Sustainability in a Globalised World
4. Ahimsa and Human Development: A Different Paradigm for Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution
5. On Environmental Security and Global Environmental Change
6. Ecology and Threats to Human Survival
7. Water Conflicts, Megalopolises and Hydrodiplomacy
8. Peace, Environment and Security: A Gender Perspective from the Global South
9. Environmental Management in a Globalised World
10. Gender Security
11. On HUGE Security: Human, Gender and Environmental Security
12. On Engendered-Sustainable Peace from a Feminist and Bottom-Up Perspective
13. A Gender Perspective on Climate Change
14. On Water Security
15. On Health and Water Security
16. Agroecology for Food Sovereignty and Security
17. Energy Security: Policies and Potentials in Mexico
18. Analysing Migration and Environmental-Induced Migration with the PEISOR Model
19. Environmentally-Induced Migration from Bottom-Up in Central Mexico
20. The Nexus among Water, Soil, Food, Biodiversity and Energy Security
21. The Global South Facing the Challenges of an Engendered, Sustainable and Peaceful Transition in a Hothouse Earth
12. Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Men and the International Criminal Jurisprudence


Topics: Conflict, Displacement & Migration, Climate Displacement, Migration, Economies, Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Health, Indigenous, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Peace and Security, Security, Food Security

Year: 2020

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