Security and the environment : securitisation theory and US environmental security policy / Rita Floyd.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xiv, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The nature of securitisation theory A revised securitisation theory The rise of US environmental security The Clinton Administration and environmental security The Bush Administration and environmental security The moral evaluation of environmental security.
"In 1993 the Clinton Administration declared environmental security a national security issue, but by the end of the Bush Administration environmental policy had vanished from the government's agenda. This book uses changing US policy to propose a revised securitisation theory, one that both allows insights into the intentions of key actors and enables moral evaluations in the environmental sector of security. Security and the Environment brings together the subject of environmental security and the Copenhagen School's securitisation theory. Drawing on original interviews with former key players in United States environmental security, Rita Floyd makes a significant and original contribution to environmental security studies and security studies more generally. This book will be of interest to international relations scholars and political practitioners concerned with security, as well as students of international environmental politics and US policy making"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.