Richard Matthew

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Richard Matthew "is Associate Professor of International and Environmental Politics in the Schools of Social Ecology and Social Science at the University of California at Irvine, and Director of both the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and the associated Global Environmental Change and Human Security Research Office at UCI. He is a Faculty Associate of the Global Peace and Conflict Studies Center and the Center for the Study of Democracy. His research focuses on understanding and responding to transnational security threats including global environmental change, terrorism, infectious disease and landmines. Much of this work has explored possibilities for reducing threat and vulnerability through education, conservation and poverty alleviation. He has undertaken field work throughout South Asia and other parts of the developing world, including Pakistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Matthew’s articles have appeared in a range of journals including Alternatives, Global Environmental Politics, Peace Review, and Security Dialogue. Recent and forthcoming books include Contested Grounds: Security and Conflict in the New Environmental Politics (SUNY, 1999); Dichotomy of Power: Nation versus State in World Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002); Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods, and Security (IISD, 2002); Landmines and Human Security (SUNY, 2004); Reframing the Agenda (Praeger, 2004); and Environmental Insecurities (MIT, forthcoming)." [1]

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  1. Richard Matthew, Global Environmental Change and Human Security, accessed December 11, 2007.