International Development Publications

ECSP Report 11

Jul 07, 2011
Bringing together a diverse group of authors – from Nepal to Norway, from the university to the military – the 11th edition of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report explores how powerful underlying forces may engender war – or lay a foundation for peace. Complete report. more

Why Environmental Transformation Causes Violence: A Synthesis

Jul 07, 2011
Correlations between transformation of societal-nature relationships and violent conflict are numerous. This analysis will examine the critical role of transformation regarding causation of environmental conflicts in certain areas of developing countries. more

An Agenda for Population, Health, and Environment

Jul 07, 2011
Roger-Mark De Souza's article explores population, health, and environment (PHE) connections, identifying accomplishments, current challenges, and priorities. more

An Ethical Approach to Population and Climate Change

Jul 07, 2011
As interest in the relationship between global population growth and climate change grows, Suzanne Petroni calls for "a thoughtful and deliberative dialogue around voluntary family planning's contribution to mitigating climate change." more

ECSP Report 2: Feature Articles

Jul 07, 2011
Includes feature articles, a debate about environment and security scholarship, and excerpts from official statements and documents. more

A Southern African Perspective on Transboundary Water Resource Management

Jul 07, 2011
Southern Africa’s transboundary rivers and their associated ecosystems could become either drivers of peace and economic integration or sources of endemic conflict, writes Anthony Turton. more

Migration as the Demographic Wild Card in Civil Conflict: Mauritius and Fiji

Jul 07, 2011
Analyzing demographic trends on the small-island nations of Mauritius and Fiji, Christian Leuprecht argues that "the impact of migration on conflict is a man-made problem; the way migration is managed (or not) can determine its potential for mitigating or escalating a conflict." more

Beginning the Demographic Transition: Very Young and Youthful Age Structures

Jul 07, 2011
From 1970-2000, "only 13 percent of countries with a very young age structure had fully democratic governments, compared with 83 percent of countries with a mature age structure," says Elizabeth Leahy, who compares age structure to conflict in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Iran, and Pakistan. more

PECS News Issue 1 (Fall 1999)

Jul 07, 2011
The first issue of PECS News features an article on population dynamics and migration in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Mexico by University of Michigan Fellows Program Associate Jenny Ericson. more

Fire & Water: Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resource Agreements

Jul 07, 2011
A recent workshop highlights the closeness of national security and environmental concerns through explicitly comparing the technologies, institutions, and social issues in two seemingly disparate fields: arms control and transboundary water resources. more

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The Future of Higher Education

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Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.