RucktäschelEnvironmental Security and Deforestation in Indonesia

Environmental problems and their impact are of growing relevance within the current debate about non-traditional security. This book analyses these security issues and develops them from a theoretical perspective by focusing on environmental security. The empirical case study the book presents focuses on deforestation in Indonesia. It reveals the impacts and consequences of recurring forest fires, which are often started intentionally, on and for individuals, the Indonesian state, the regional level and the global level. Based on set theoretical concepts, the book analyses how environmental destruction is affecting the various aforementioned levels, how they are handling it, and what strategies are being devised and how they can be evaluated. This study will appeal to researchers and lecturers in political science, environmental studies and Indonesian studies, as well as those involved in environmental politics and environmental protection.