Borderlands, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse

Type

Journal article

Author

Alvarez, Alex

Title

Borderlands, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse

Year

2016

Journal

Geonocide Studies International

Vol (No), pp

10(1), 27-36

Abstract

The focus of this paper is on tracing and exploring some of the implications of climate change for various types of conflict with a particular emphasis on genocide and with specific reference to borderland regions. This paper examines some of the ways in which climate induced stresses may contribute to the development of conflict over resources and borders, and persecutory ideologies and practices against groups and populations defined as dangerous and/or superfluous.

Citation

Alvarez, A. (2016). Borderlands, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse. Genocide Studies International, 10(1), 27-36. DOI:10.3138/gsi.10.1.03