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Militarizing the environment

by Robert P. Marzec | 21 December 2015
Category: Politics
Synopsis
As the seriousness of climate change becomes more and more obvious, military institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns, engaging in \u201cclimate change war games,\u201d and preparing for the effects of climate change-from conflicts due to loss of food, water, and energy to the mass migration of millions of people displaced by rising sea levels. This combat-oriented stance stems from a self-destructive pattern of thought that Robert P. Marzec names \u201cenvironmentality,\u201d an attitude that has been affecting human-environmental relations since the seventeenth century.Militarizing the Environment traces the rise of this influential mindset in America and other nations that threatens to supplant ideas of sustainability with demands for adaptation. In this extensive historical study of scientific, military, political, and economic formations across five centuries, Marzec reveals how environmentality has been instrumental in the development of today\u2019s security society-informing the creation of the military-industrial complex during World War II and the National Security Act that established the CIA during the Cold War.Now embedded in contemporary Western thought, environmentality has even infiltrated scientific thinking-transforming Darwinian insights into a quasi-theology that makes security the biological basis of existence. Marzec exposes the self-destructive nature of this increasingly accepted worldview and offers alternatives that counter the blind alleys of national and global security.
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Synopsis
As the seriousness of climate change becomes more and more obvious, military institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns, engaging in \u201cclimate change war games,\u201d and preparing for the effects of climate change-from conflicts due to loss of food, water, and energy to the mass migration of millions of people displaced by rising sea levels. This combat-oriented stance stems from a self-destructive pattern of thought that Robert P. Marzec names \u201cenvironmentality,\u201d an attitude that has been affecting human-environmental relations since the seventeenth century.Militarizing the Environment traces the rise of this influential mindset in America and other nations that threatens to supplant ideas of sustainability with demands for adaptation. In this extensive historical study of scientific, military, political, and economic formations across five centuries, Marzec reveals how environmentality has been instrumental in the development of today\u2019s security society-informing the creation of the military-industrial complex during World War II and the National Security Act that established the CIA during the Cold War.Now embedded in contemporary Western thought, environmentality has even infiltrated scientific thinking-transforming Darwinian insights into a quasi-theology that makes security the biological basis of existence. Marzec exposes the self-destructive nature of this increasingly accepted worldview and offers alternatives that counter the blind alleys of national and global security.
€32.19
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Delivery 5-7 Days
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780816697236
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Published - 21/12/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Politics
No. of Pages - 320
Weight - 380
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Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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