Simon Dalby is a professor in, and chair of, the Department of Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University. His academic concerns relate to political values and ethics dealing with matters of security, identity, geopolitics, environment, culture and sustainable communities. Given the broadened use of the term “security” after the cold war to apply to many facets of human life security is now the overarching rationale for many social actions. Sustainability is also widely used in political discourse. How policies are understood and justified in these terms is a matter of broad ethical concern that informs most of his current research projects. He has recently published Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press 2002).
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