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Humanities and Social Sciences Letters

December 2014, Volume 2, 4, pp 209-216

Globalization and Environmental Issues: A New Framework for Security Analysis

Ufomba Henry

Ufomba Henry 1

  1. Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria 1

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This paper is situated within the growing literature on globalization and environment issues as a vital sector in international security. Using a game theoretic approach, it makes hypothetical assumptions on how the impact of globalization on the environment will lead to future security problems in two dimensions- horizontal and vertical. It presents the threat of cross- border pollution between nations sharing geographical boundaries (horizontal dimension) and between developed and developing nations (vertical dimension) as a result of environmental scarcity.
Contribution/ Originality
The paper contributes the first logical assumptions on how the environmental impact of the economic agents of globalization will become an issue in future international security.



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