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Climate Change and African Political Stability: “Can Political Institutions Avert Violence from Climate Change?”

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

That is the central question of a new CCAPS Research Brief released today. The report details an innovative research project by seven of the world’s top scholars of Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa, organized by the Strauss Center. Each expert focuses on a different African country to determine if domestic political institutions affect whether climate shocks, and other disruptions, lead to violence or not. By studying past upheavals, the project aims to identify future strategies to minimize the human suffering and security consequences that could result from climate change in Africa: http://ccaps.strausscenter.org/articles/what-drives-climate-security-vulnerability

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Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, the second edition of the 3-volume reference to be published in 2012 by SAGE Publications. This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and academic libraries and includes some 700 articles, covering all aspects of the world environment and related disciplines in the social sciences, including terms and practices, profiles of climate change by country, biographies, and descriptions of environmental organizations. We are now making final assignments with a deadline of July 6, 2011.

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