by Worldwatch Institute - £20.99 Earthscan (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781844071623 | ISBN 10: 1844071626
'State of the World 2005' takes a new and deeper look at the theme that has dominated international politics since 9/11: security. Not just the armed conflicts that occur when it breaks down, but also the underlying social, economic and environmental pressures that determine how threatened and vulnerable people feel. These include food security, access to water and other natural resources such an oil, environmental change and health threats, such as infectious disease, as well as the challenges of post-conflict disarmament and stopping nuclear proliferation. The result is nothing less than a comprehensive examination of what needs to be dome to build real, lasting peace and security for all people. Published annually in 28 languages, each edition draws on the breadth of expertise of Worldwatch's award-winning team of writers and researchers. 'State of the World' is relied upon by national gorvernments, UN agencies, development workers and law-makers for its authoritative and up-to-the-minute analysis and information. It is essential for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future.This years edition covers: Security redefined; Examining the connections between population and security; Containing infectious disease; Cultivating food security; Managing water conflict and cooperation; Changing the oil economy; Disarming postwar societies; Building peace through environmental cooperation; Laying the foundations for peace.
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