Michael Durant Thomas's The Securitization of Climate Change: Australian and United PDF

By Michael Durant Thomas

This booklet examines how the military of the U.S. and Australia have spoke back to the chance posed by way of weather swap to nationwide protection. Drawing on validated securitisation frameworks (‘Copenhagen’ and ‘Paris’ Schools), the writer makes use of a mix of quantitative and qualitative thoughts to systematically learn greater than 3,500 speeches, guidelines and doctrinal articles considering that 2003. Importantly, the writer undertakes an exam of the intersection among the political and the army spheres, probing the query of ways ideology has encouraged the military’s uptake at the factor. during this context, the writer identifies the trouble of an ostensibly apolitical establishment responding to what has turn into either a hyper-political factor and an unheard of protection chance. an in depth exam of the main political actors – their cause, outlook and political mandate for broader weather motion – is hence an important to realizing the coverage freedom and constraints during which army leaders function. The ebook contains 8 chapters divided into 4 elements, concentrating on: views and methodological insights; empirical case reports; case learn comparability; and concluding observations.
•Offers an extraordinary and systematic exam of army weather coverage by way of an army officer from Australia
•Identifies a divergence of Australian army weather coverage from that of the united states army through the Obama Administration
•Develops a special approach that quantifies weather safeguard, allowing a graphical illustration for speedy and prepared reference ultimate to policy-makers

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