Environment, Conflict & Peacebuilding

Environment, Conflict & Peacebuilding

 

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Overview

This survey course covers a broad sampling of topics associated with natural resources and conflict, humanitarian assistance, and post-conflict peacebuilding. Topics covered include the role of natural resources as a cause of conflict (greed and grievance theory); linkages between specific resources (e.g., oil, water, and forests), conflict, and peacebuilding; peace parks; environmental impacts of war; natural resources post-conflict and peacebuilding; environmental refugees; infectious disease, sanitation, and health; environment and counterinsurgency; peacekeeping and refugee camps; the private sector in zones of conflict (the Global Compact and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative); gender; climate change; moral dilemmas.

 

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