What role does nature play and how to consider the effects of the socio-ecological crisis to understanding capitalist expansion today?
In September 2018, Social Science information published a special issue involving with the theme of AntropOcean in a multidisciplinary approach and perspective. The contributions reflect the notion of an oceanic sensitive-anthropology, i.e. thinking, feeling, and imagining the dynamics of the ocean in the context of the contemporary ecological crisis.
The work analyses the intellectual foundations, the evolution and different interpretations, strengths and potential of the link between environment and security, but also its weaknesses, incoherencies and distortions. To do so, it employs a critical environmental security studies analytical framework and uniquely places this analysis within the context of the Anthropocene. Furthermore, the book examines the practice–theory divide, and the political implementation of the environmental security concept in response to global environmental change and in relation to different actors.
Judith Nora Hardt holds a doctoral title and a Diploma of Advances Studies (DEA) in International Relations and International Law from the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain) and a Bachelor of Science in International Forest Ecosystem Management from the University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde (Germany).