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PIED5580M
Module Reading List

Climate Security, 2021/22, Semester 2
Professor Olaf Corry
t.o.corry@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1

Corry, O. 2017 ‘The “Nature” of International Relations: From Geopolitics to the Anthropocene’.  In Eroukhmanoff, Clara, and Matt Harker (eds). Reflections on the posthuman in international relations: the anthropocene, security and ecology. E-International Relations Publishing. Free ebook https://www.e-ir.info/2017/10/15/the-nature-of-international-relations-from-geopolitics-to-the-anthropocene/  

Kaplan, Robert, 1994. The Coming Anarchy. Atl. Mon. 273, 44–76. Available Online Here

Deudney, Daniel. 1990. ‘The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Security’. Millennium 19(3): 461–76.  

Further reading:

Homer-Dixon, Thomas et al. 2015. ‘Synchronous Failure: The Emerging Causal Architecture of Global Crisis’. Ecology and Society 20(3). https://www.jstor.org/stable/26270255.

Trombetta, M. J. (2021). Security in the Anthropocene. In D. Chandler, F. Müller, & D. Rothe (Eds.), International Relations in the Anthropocene: New Agendas, New Agencies and New Approaches (pp. 155–172). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53014-3_9

Malthus, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population.. 1872.

 

Week 2:

Andersen, N. Å. (2003). Chapter 1: Introduction. In Andersen Discursive analytical strategies: Understanding Foucault, Koselleck, Laclau, Luhmann. Briston: Policy Press.    

Heymann, M. (2010). The evolution of climate ideas and knowledge. WIREs Climate Change, 1(4), 581–597. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.61  

Wæver, O. (2008). Peace and Security: Two Evolving Concepts and Their Changing Relationship (H. G. Brauch, Ú. O. Spring, C. Mesjasz, J. Grin, P. Dunay, N. C. Behera, B. Chourou, P. Kameri-Mbote, & P. H. Liotta, Eds.; Vol. 3, pp. 99–111). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75977-5_4     

 

Further reading: 

Berling, T. V., Gad, U. P., Petersen, K. L., & Wæver, O. (2021). ‘Introduction: translations of security’’ pp.-1- 26. In Berling et al. (eds) Translations of Security: A Framework for the Study of Unwanted Futures. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003175247 [You can skip section 1.3 unless you want to jump ahead and get into securitization theory already].    

Daniels, S., & Endfield, G. H. (2009). Narratives of climate change: Introduction. Journal of Historical Geography, 35(2), 215–222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2008.09.005

 Hulme, M. (2008). The conquering of climate: Discourses of fear and their dissolution. The Geographical Journal, 174(1), 5–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4959.2008.00266.x

Freeden, M. (1997). Ideologies and conceptual history. Journal of Political Ideologies, 2(1), 3–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569319708420747 

Ifversen, Jan. (2011). About Key Concepts and How to Study Them. Contributions to the History of Concepts, 6(1), 65–88.

Methmann, C., Rothe, D., & Stephan, B. (2013). Introduction: How and why to deconstruct the greenhouse. In Interpretive Approaches to Global Climate Governance. Routledge.    

 

WEEK 3:

 

McDonald, M. (2013). Discourses of climate security. Political Geography, 33, 42–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.01.002  

Waever, O. (1995). Securitization and Desecuritization. In R. D. Lipschutz (Ed.), On Security (Vol. 66, pp. 46–86). Columbia University Press.    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 

Further reading:

Buzan, B, Waever, O & de Wilde, J (1998) Security: A New Framework for Analysis. Boulder / London: Lynne Rienner.

Cohn, Carol, and Claire Duncanson. 2020. ‘Women, Peace and Security in a Changing Climate’. International Feminist Journal of Politics 22(5): 742–62.

Dalby, S. (2014). Rethinking Geopolitics: Climate Security in the Anthropocene. Global Policy, 5(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12074

Gills, B., & Morgan, J. (2020). Global Climate Emergency: After COP24, climate science, urgency, and the threat to humanity. Globalizations, 17(6), 885–902. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2019.1669915 

Schäfer, M. S., Scheffran, J., & Penniket, L. (2016). Securitization of media reporting on climate change? A cross-national analysis in nine countriesSecurity Dialogue47(1), 76-96.

 

WEEK 4

 

Campbell, K. M. (2008). Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate Change. Brookings Institution Press. http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cam/detail.action?docID=472714     

Colgan, J. (2021) ‘Climate Change, Grand Strategy, and International Order | Wilson Center’. https://diplomacy21-adelphi.wilsoncenter.org/article/climate-change-grand-strategy-and-international-order (January 12, 2022).  

https://diplomacy21-adelphi.wilsoncenter.org/article/climate-change-grand-strategy-and-international-order 

EESI (2017) The National Security Impacts of Climate Change. Issue brief. https://www.eesi.org/files/IssueBrief_Climate_Change_Security_Implications.pdf

Belcher, O., Bigger, P., Neimark, B., & Kennelly, C. (2020). Hidden carbon costs of the “everywhere war”: Logistics, geopolitical ecology, and the carbon boot-print of the US military. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 45(1), 65–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12319  

Colgan, Jeff D. 2018. ‘Climate Change and the Politics of Military Bases’. Global Environmental Politics 18(1): 33–51.

Warren, Team. 2019. ‘Our Military Can Help Lead the Fight in Combating Climate Change’. Medium. https://medium.com/@teamwarren/our-military-can-help-lead-the-fight-in-combating-climate-change-2955003555a3 (January 13, 2022).

 

WEEK 5

Selby, J., Dahi, O. S., Fröhlich, C., & Hulme, M. (2017). Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited. Political Geography, 60, 232–244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.05.007  

Hartmann, B. (2010). Rethinking climate refugees and climate conflict: Rhetoric, reality and the politics of policy discourseJournal of International Development: The Journal of the Development Studies Association22(2), 233-246.  

Maertens, L. (2021). Climatizing the UN Security Council. International Politics, 58(4), 640–660. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-021-00281-9  

Further reading:

Bettini, G. (2013). Climate Barbarians at the Gate? A critique of apocalyptic narratives on ‘climate refugees’. Geoforum, 45, 63–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.09.009 

Boas, I., & Rothe, D. (2016). From conflict to resilience? Explaining recent changes in climate security discourse and practice. Environmental Politics, 25(4), 613–632. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2016.1160479

Brzoska, M., & Fröhlich, C. (2016). Climate change, migration and violent conflict: Vulnerabilities, pathways and adaptation strategies. Migration and Development, 5(2), 190–210. https://doi.org/10.1080/21632324.2015.1022973

Burke, M., Hsiang, S. M., & Miguel, E. (2015). Climate and Conflict. Annual Review of Economics, 7(1), 577–617. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-economics-080614-115430 

Hardt, J. N. (2021). The United Nations Security Council at the Forefront of (Climate) Change? Confusion, Stalemate, Ignorance. Politics and Governance, 9(4), 5–15. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v9i4.4573

Kelley, Colin P. et al. 2015. ‘Climate Change in the Fertile Crescent and Implications of the Recent Syrian Drought’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(11): 3241–46.

Mayer, M. (2012). Chaotic Climate Change and Security. International Political Sociology, 6(2), 165–185. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-5687.2012.00157.x

Selby, J. (2014). Positivist Climate Conflict Research: A Critique. Geopolitics, 19(4), 829–856. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2014.964865 

 

WEEK 6 

Tickell, C. (2010). Earth Systems Science: Are We Pushing Gaia Too Hard? http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/features/2000-2009/2006/11/nparticle.2006-11-20.9623961254  

Burke, A., Fishel, S., Mitchell, A., Dalby, S., & Levine, D. J. (2016). Planet Politics: A Manifesto from the End of IR. Millennium, 44(3), 499–523. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305829816636674  

Chandler, D., Cudworth, E., & Hobden, S. (2018). Anthropocene, Capitalocene and Liberal Cosmopolitan IR: A Response to Burke et al.’s ‘Planet Politics’. Millennium, 46(2), 190–208. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305829817715247  

 

Further reading:

Corry, O. (2020). Concluding Discussion: The Planetary Is Not the End of the International. In Non-Human Nature in World Politics (pp. 337-352). Springer, Cham.    

Corry, O. (2020). Nature and the international: Towards a materialist understanding of societal multiplicity. Globalizations, 17(3), 419–435. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2019.1676587

Grove, Jairus Victor. 2017. ‘The Geopolitics of Extinction: From the Anthropocene to the Eurocene’. In D. McCarthy (Ed.) Technology and World Politics, London: Routledge.

Hamilton, Clive. Earthmasters: the dawn of the age of climate engineering. Yale University Press, 2013

Luke, T. W. (1995). On Environmentality: Geo-Power and Eco-Knowledge in the Discourses of Contemporary Environmentalism. Cultural Critique, 31, 57–81. https://doi.org/10.2307/1354445

McDonald, Matt. "Climate change and security: towards ecological security?." International Theory 10, no. 2 (2018): 153-180.

Harrington, C. (2021). Caring for the World: Security in the Anthropocene. In D. Chandler, F. Müller, & D. Rothe (Eds.), International Relations in the Anthropocene: New Agendas, New Agencies and New Approaches (pp. 209–226). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53014-3_12

Salih, R., & Corry, O. (2021). Displacing the Anthropocene: Colonisation, extinction and the unruliness of nature in Palestine. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2514848620982834. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848620982834

Scott, J. (1999). Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (Revised ed. edition). Yale University Press.

Trombetta, M. J. (2021). Security in the Anthropocene. In D. Chandler, F. Müller, & D. Rothe (Eds.), International Relations in the Anthropocene: New Agendas, New Agencies and New Approaches (pp. 155–172). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53014-3_9

 

 

WEEK 7

 

Wroe, Ann. The Economist Style Guide. Profile Books, 2018. (Introduction is useful but the whole book is good to use as reference source)    

https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/files/hks-communications-program/files/new_seglin_how_to_write_an_oped_1_25_17_7.pdf

 

Have a look around Climate Outreach resources website, e.g.:

 

https://climateoutreach.org/reports/science-of-climate-change-communication-early-career-researchers/

https://climateoutreach.org/reports/ipcc-communications-handbook/

 

 

Examples of blogs/op-eds:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/19/climate-change-is-a-national-security-issue-but-not-in-the-way-scott-morrison-imagines

 

https://thediplomat.com/2013/03/a-clear-and-present-danger/

 

https://www.americansecurityproject.org/climate-change-paris-the-rise-of-isis-and-what-causes-terrorism/

 

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/587832-climate-change-requires-a-global-security-rethink

 

WEEK 8

Corry, O. (2017). The international politics of geoengineering: The feasibility of Plan B for tackling climate change. Security Dialogue, 48(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/0967010617704142  

Markusson, N., Ginn, F., Ghaleigh, N., & Scott, V. (2014). ‘In case of emergency press here’: Framing geoengineering as a response to dangerous climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 5. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.263  

Keith, D. W., & Irvine, P. J. (2016). Solar geoengineering could substantially reduce climate risks—A research hypothesis for the next decade. Earth’s Future, 4(11), 549–559. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016EF000465  

 

Further reading

 

Cairns, R. (2016). Climates of suspicion: ‘Chemtrail’ conspiracy narratives and the international politics of geoengineering. The Geographical Journal, 182(1), 70–84. https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12116

Corry, O. &, Kornbech, N. (2021). Geoengineering: A New Arena of International Politics. https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/geoengineering-a-new-arena-of-international-politics/19087456  

Nightingale, P., & Cairns, R. (n.d.). ‘The Security Implications of Geoengineering: Blame, Imposed Agreement and the Security of Critical Infrastructure’. Sussex University: Climate Geoengineering Governance Working Paper Series, 18. Available Online Here

Surprise, K., & Sapinski, J. P. (2021). Whose climate intervention? Solar geoengineering, fractions of capital, and hegemonic strategy. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/ebwqn

Tang, Aaron, and Luke Kemp. 2021. ‘A Fate Worse Than Warming? Stratospheric Aerosol Injection and Global Catastrophic Risk’. Frontiers in Climate 3: 144.

 

WEEK 9: 

Wainwright, J., & Mann, G. (2013). Climate Leviathan. Antipode, 45(1), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01018.x  

Dunlap, A., & Fairhead, J. (2014). The Militarisation and Marketisation of Nature: An Alternative Lens to ‘Climate-Conflict’. Geopolitics, 19(4), 937–961. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2014.964864  

Surprise, K. (2020). Geopolitical ecology of solar geoengineering: From a ‘logic of multilateralism’ to logics of militarization. Journal of Political Ecology, 27(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.2458/v27i1.23583

Willis, Rebecca, Nicole Curato, and Graham Smith (2021) ‘Deliberative Democracy and the Climate Crisis’. WIREs Climate Change n/a(n/a): e759.

Further reading:

Malm, A. (2021). White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism. London: Verso Books. (Introduction chapter).    

Horton, Joshua B. et al. 2018. ‘Solar Geoengineering and Democracy’. Global Environmental Politics 18(3): 5–24.

 

Luke, T. W. (1995). On Environmentality: Geo-Power and Eco-Knowledge in the Discourses of Contemporary Environmentalism. Cultural Critique, 31, 57–81. https://doi.org/10.2307/1354445

 

Mittiga, R. (2021). Political Legitimacy, Authoritarianism, and Climate Change. American Political Science Review, 1-14.

 

Szerszynski, Bronislaw et al. 2013. ‘Why Solar Radiation Management Geoengineering and Democracy Won’t Mix’. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 45(12): 2809–16.

 

 

WEEK 10

Malm, A. (2020, October 14). The Climate Movement Must Disrupt the Normal Routines of Fossil Capital. Jacobin. https://jacobinmag.com/2020/10/ende-gelande-climate-justice-movement-nonviolence (this is an extract from the book Malm, A. (2021). How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire. London: Verso Books).  

 Berglund, O., & Schmidt, D. (2020). Extinction Rebellion and Climate Change Activism: Breaking the Law to Change the World (1st ed. 2020 edition). Palgrave Macmillan.     

Corry, O., & Reiner, D. (2021). Protests and Policies: How Radical Social Movement Activists Engage with Climate Policy Dilemmas. Sociology, 55(1), 197–217. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038520943107  

 

Further readings:

Kinniburgh, C. (2020). Can Extinction Rebellion Survive? Dissent, 67(1), 125–133. https://doi.org/10.1353/dss.2020.0007

Albert, M. J. (2020). Beyond continuationism: Climate change, economic growth, and the future of world (dis)order. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 0(0), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2020.1825334

 

WEEK 11

Beard, S. J., and Phil Torres. 2020. Ripples on the Great Sea of Life: A Brief History of Existential Risk Studies. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. SSRN Scholarly Paper.  

Beard, S.J. et al. 2021. ‘Assessing Climate Change’s Contribution to Global Catastrophic Risk’. Futures 127: 102673.  

Homer-Dixon, Thomas et al. 2015. ‘Synchronous Failure: The Emerging Causal Architecture of Global Crisis’. Ecology and Society 20(3). https://www.jstor.org/stable/26270255.  

 Further reading:

Bendell, Jem. 2018. 2 Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy. Ambleside, UK: University of Cumbria. Report. http://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf (January 14, 2022).

Chakrabarty, D. (2015). The human condition in the Anthropocene. The Tanner Lectures in Human Values, 18-19. Available Online Here

Hamilton, C. (2010). Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change. London: Earthscan.

Mitchell, Audra. 2016. ‘Is IR Going Extinct?’ European Journal of International Relations 23(1): 3–25.

Paterson, M. (2021). Climate change and international political economy: Between collapse and transformation. Review of International Political Economy, 28(2), 394–405. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2020.1830829

  Tang, Aaron, and Luke Kemp. 2021. ‘A Fate Worse Than Warming? Stratospheric Aerosol Injection and Global Catastrophic Risk’. Frontiers in Climate 3: 144. 

 

This list was last updated on 23/01/2022