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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Source: IZA Institute for Labor Economics, 2017

Author(s): Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn, and Nancy Qian

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 24/05/2017

 

This paper investigates the long-run effects of climate change on conflict by examining cooling from 1400-1900 CE, a period that includes most of the Little Ice Age. We construct a geo-referenced and digitized database of conflicts in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 1400-1900, which we merge with...

 

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Water Conflicts

Water Conflicts

Source: The International Encyclopedia of Geography, 2017

Author(s): Jacob D. Petersen-Perlman and Aaron T. Wolf

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The transboundary nature of water may lead to conflicts regarding its use. Yet, entities, both national and international, are more likely to cooperate over water than to engage in conflict. While the risk of water conflict may be exacerbated by several factors, institutional capacity, in the form of treaties or...

 

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Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2015

Author(s): Benjamin Smith

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The study of the “resource curse” has become a major research agenda with multiple outcomes of interest—regime type, regime stability, civil conflict and economic growth to name a few. However, the proliferation of different measurement choices has hamstrung the quest for knowledge accumulation. In this essay I present a new...

 

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Oil Wealth, Post-Conflict Elections, and Postwar Peace Failure

Oil Wealth, Post-Conflict Elections, and Postwar Peace Failure

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2017

Author(s): Eric Keels

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/05/2017

 

New research has emerged that suggests there is a troubling relationship between elections and civil wars; primarily, elections increase the risk of civil war recurrence. I investigate this relationship further by examining the economic factors associated with the connection between postwar elections and peace failure. Specifically, how does the presence...

 

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Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Source: East West Center Working Paper , 2011

Author(s): Junko Mochizuki and Zhong Xiang Zhang

Countries: China

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

China’s emerging standing in the world demands a major rethinking of its diplomatic strategies. Given its population size, geographical scale, economic power and military presence, China is praised to play a larger political role in the twenty-first century, and is thus perceived by the international community to have greater capacities,...

 

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