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Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien


This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the 21st century, namely global environmental change and globalization. It presents a conceptual framework for analyzing the interactions between these two processes, and illustrates, through case studies, how these interactions create situations of “double exposure.” Drawing upon case studies largely related to climate change, the book shows how prominent recent and current environmental events — recurring droughts in India, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the melting of the Arctic ice sheet — demonst ... More

Keywords: double exposure framework, human security, inequality, sustainability, Hurricane Katrina, Arctic, climate change, global warming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Leichenko, author
Rutgers University

Karen O'Brien, author
University of Oslo