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The Anthropocene
Politik – Economics – Society – Science (APESS)

Edited by
Hans Günter Brauch,

AFES-PRESS, chairman
Free University of Berlin (Ret.)

A Peer Reviewed Book Series

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Vol 25

Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Andrew E. Collins, Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald (Eds.): Climate Change, Disasters, Sustainability Transition and Peace in the Anthropocene (Cham-Heidelberg - New York - Dordrecht - London: Springer- Springer International Publishing, 2019).

ISBN: 978-3-319-97561-0 (Softcover)
ISBN: 978-3-319-97562-7 (EBook)
Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-97562-7 (add chapter no.)

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This book provides insight into Anthropocene-related studies by IPRA’s Ecology and Peace Commission. The first three chapters discuss the linkage between disasters and conflict risk reduction, responses to socio-environmental disasters in high-intensity conflict scenarios and the fragile state of disaster response with a special focus on aid-state-society relations in post-conflict settings. The two following chapters analyse climate-smart agriculture and a sustainable food system for a sustainable-engendered peace and the ethnology of select indigenous cultural resources for climate change adaptation focusing on the responses of the Abagusii in Kenya. A specific case study focuses on social representations and the family as a social institution in transition in Mexico, while the last chapter deals with sustainable peace through sustainability transition as transformative science concluding with a peace ecology perspective for the Anthropocene.

Keywords: Disasters and Disaster Response, Climate Change in the Anthropocene, Climate-Smart Agriculture, Sustainability Transtion, Sustainable Peace & Peace Ecology, Ecology and Peace Commission, State-society relations, climate change impacts

Editors’ affiliations

Hans Günter Brauch, Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS), Mosbach, Germany

Úrsula Oswald Spring, Centre for Regional Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico

Andrew E. Collins, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald, Centre for Regional Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico