This peer-reviewed book series addresses topics in four major research programmes in the social and political sciences and in international relations: a) environmental studies or ecology; b) international, national and human security studies; c) development studies; and d) peace studies or peace research; and the six dyadic conceptual relationships between them: i) peace and security; ii) peace and environment; iii) development and security; iv) environment and development (sustainable development); v) development and security; and vi) environment and security.
These four key concepts and the six dyadic conceptual relationships address significant issues in international politics and in international relations but also in many other disciplines in the social and natural sciences. The SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace (ESDP) address the linkages across disciplines, and the editor welcomes book proposals and completed manuscripts by natural and social scientists, as well as by multidisciplinary teams of authors. The material may address issues of global change and its impacts on humankind, on environmentally-induced migration, on crises and conflicts, as well as proposing cooperative strategies to cope with these challenges either locally or in the frame-work of international organizations and regimes. These SpringerBriefs present concise summaries of cutting-edge research and innovative policy perspectives. The series focuses on the int
erconnection of the new and non-traditional global environmental and development challenges that face humankind and that may pose dangers to peace and security in the Anthropocene era of earth history. SpringerBriefs in ESDP publish short monographs and edited volumes of workshops that are peer-reviewed by scholars from many disciplines and from all parts of the world. These SpringerBriefs will give more voice and visibility to scientists and innovative political thinkers in developing countries. SpringerBriefs in ESDP provide multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge relevant for coping with the numerous projected impacts of global environmental change, political, economic and cultural crises and conflicts. They offer
- Timely state-of-the art analyses (e.g. of earth systems science, geoecology) and policy assessments of the global challenges facing humankind in the 21st century
- Bridges between new research results with snapshots of hot and/or emerging topics, literature reviews and in-depth case studies.