'Environmental security is one of these poisonous concepts which cloud the mind. Jon Barnett has now dissected the concept, revealing its baleful impact on our thinking.'
'Barnett distinguishes provocatively between environmental and ecological security, and he writes persuasively about the kinds of institutions required to bring them about.'
Andrew Dobson, Keele University
'Jonathan Barnett's examination and critique of the meaning of environmental security is one of the most detailed, far-reaching and perspicacious so far published.'
Ronnie Lipschutz, University of California, Santa Cruz
'An adventurous book for adventurous peacemakers.'
Elise Boulding, former secretary general of the International Peace Research Association.
'By putting the practical lived experiences of peoples, rather than the military prerogatives of powerful states, at the heart of a reformulated environmental security, Jon Barnett offers a constructive alternative that moves the policy debate ahead.'
Simon Dalby, Carleton University