Abstract

Human-induced climate change is affecting global climate in unprecedented ways. As the global temperature rises, there are sure to be numerous effects on the world’s systems, both natural and unnatural. Many researchers and policymakers have tried to identify links between climate change and how they affect political stability. This I.S. attempts to add to this body of literature by analyzing three cases from the West African Sahel region. After conducting qualitative case studies of Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mali, this I.S. concludes that a potential, direct link exists between environmental degradation caused by climate change and state insecurity.

Advisor

N'Diaye, Boubacar

Department

International Relations

Disciplines

International Relations

Publication Date

2017

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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