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Want, Waste or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

By Tim Boersma, Geoffrey Kemp, Raimund Bleischwitz, Corey Johnson, Philip Andrews-Speed, and Stacy D. VanDeveer
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In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and their governance ramifications, calls attention to the sustainability of contemporary consumer resource use, lifestyles and supply chains. Tim Boersma co-authors Want, Waster or War?, which sets out an analytical framework for understanding these nexus issues and the related governance challenges and opportunities.

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