Chapter 5: Global securityenvironmental conflict
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State administrative practices are the lenses through which much of the discussion of resources, conflict, security and sustainability are viewed, and may be singularly unhelpful in tackling the major threats of our times. Crucially both the biodiversity and climate crises require a reconsideration of modernity and its assumptions of humanity as apart from nature rather than part of a nature that industrial systems are rapidly changing. Likewise the implicit geopolitical categories in the rapidly proliferating discourse of climate security often focus on symptoms rather than causes, and as such narrowly constrain policy options while focusing on military matters.

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