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By Wolfgang Keck, Peter Krause (auth.), Richard J. Estes (eds.)

Environmentalissuescontinuedtoloomlargeinthelastdecadeofthetwentiethc- tury,especiallyenvironmentalproblemsrelatedtorisinglevelsofCO emissionsand 2 different greenhouse gases at the planet’s commonplace temperatures and, in this case, hurricane styles. Floods and droughts, together with unseasonably low and high temperatures grew to become the norm instead of the exception for big expanses of Africa,Asia and Oceania. Even huge components of Europe and NorthAmerica have been s- jected to recurrent floods and droughts and skilled unseasonable extremes of cold and hot temperatures linked to man-made intrusions into the normal setting. And,still,aglobalplanofactiontohaltman-relatedpatternsofdef- estation, desertification, and over-fishing of the seas has but to return into being. whilst, the variety of nearby conflicts and civil wars elevated and, with them, the lives of many girls, childrens, previous humans and different n- warring parties have been misplaced in those conflicts. more and more, nearby wars and conflicts had much less to do with disputes over land or different traditional assets yet extra with the differing social, political and non secular identifications of the folk engaged in those conflicts. Warnings of genocide and near-genocide stipulations have been in general proclaimed to the area neighborhood yet, unfortunately, the planet’s inter- tional defense equipment proved to be mostly useless in containing some of the worst of those atrocities. for this reason, millions of individuals, ev- tually thousands, died whereas waiting for the help of the worldwide group to convey an finish to their suffering.

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However, a generational gap remains between the elderly, who have to deal with the rapid social changes and severe breaks in their life biography, and the young, who are more optimistic and make great efforts to handle the difficulties and insecurity associated with new freedoms. Last but not least, the dividing line between poor and rich countries EUROPEAN UNION ENLARGEMENT 21 might be constant because the ratio of poor to rich countries changed significantly with EU enlargement, and because of the limited means of support due to fixed national budgets and the need to avoid debt.

Historical roots date back to the work of Émile Durkheim. For him, cohesion as an outcome of the different forms of solidarity is a core factor in creating social order and clarifying what makes it possible for people live together peacefully in a society [Durkheim, 1995 (orig. 1912); Jones, 1986]. 2. The term “objective” might be misleading because although it implies tangible facts that can be formally employed, it is often based on individual criteria and is to some extent open to the interpretation of the respondent.

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