Author Archives: dmadsen@smith.edu

Population, Development, and Ecological Civilization in China

Much of what was said by both Sciubba et al. and Upreti relate to my own research on environmental challenges in China. While Sciubba explains the different consequences that the intercourse between demographic fluctuations and different types of political regimes … Continue reading

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Environment and Patriarchy

The fundamental characteristic of patriarchy as a power structure is exclusion, as gender, ethnic, and class distinctions define what we have a right to as people. This is extremely relevant to this weeks’ readings which all underline an essential question … Continue reading

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Thinkpiece Week 2

The questions that traverse this week’s reading are: who is causing climate change and who is affected by it? Ultimately, this exposes the question not only of which areas of our international and national political and economic systems need to … Continue reading

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Thinkpiece 09/19/16

This weeks’ readings¬†address the different theoretical approaches to environmental security issues – their different focuses, goals, and theoretical points of divergence and consensus. Having dedicated my academic career thusfar to the study of particular regions, what struck me the most … Continue reading

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