The Political Ecology of Drylands

ab 34,90 

Sören Köpke

Drought, Development and Environmental Conflict

ISBN 978-3-643-91089-9
Band-Nr. 32
Jahr 2018
Seiten 424
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Internationale Politik / International Politics


As climate change is becoming more severe, drought is
threatening to disrupt agrarian societies. This book
investigates the connections between drought and social
conflict over land and water. It is a comparative study of
eight dryland regions in Sub-saharan Africa, South and East
Asia and South America. Sören Köpke looks at different
agricultural production systems and analyses environmental
conflicts linked to drought. Through the political ecology
approach, the author highlights the power imbalances
underpinning these conflicts. A central finding: Development
strategies decide if a conflict escalates or not. The book
contributes to the on-going debate on the link between
climate change and conflict.

Sören Köpke is a political scientist and
journalist. He holds a PhD from TU Braunschweig and works at
University of Kassel, on themes related to political