Environmental Security and Sovereignty Research Proposal by Master Researcher

Environmental Security and Sovereignty
A research proposal on environmental security and the concept of sovereignty in the global environment.
# 36565 | 2,150 words | 9 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper addresses the research question on how free should and can a state be to take actions which may have harmful environmental effects beyond their borders or for future generations. The paper presents the hypothesis that environmental security can only be achieved if states mitigate the anarchy of the international system by pooling their sovereignty into a regime that will have real power to constrain state behavior. The paper explains the importance of the study, provides a literature review, lists the major concepts and definitions of the study, outlines the methodology and the relationship among variables. The paper also discusses the justification of the study, the data collection and the chapter/section organization of the future study.

From the Paper:

"Environmental security is an increasing issue in world affairs. Currently there is little knowledge around the world about its definition, threats, and policy responsibilities. The greatest area of disagreement regarded when policy leadership should come from national governments vs. international organizations. The revolutionary nature of the increasingly global economy, changes regional and global class structures and distribution of income, and generates economic activity at a geographic scale beyond the national state. This globalization has pushed many policy makers around the world to develop sustainable environmental security plans for their countries. Most countries now operate in a global economy, and as such they need to derive their policies in this international forum rather than on an individual basis. Also, since development in any state may affect the environmental conditions of other states, developmental agendas should be modified to be safer for the global system as a whole."

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Environmental Security and Sovereignty (2003, October 12) Retrieved June 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/environmental-security-and-sovereignty-36565/

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