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Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth

Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth

Source: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014

Author(s): Stefan Hedlund

Countries: Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 26/04/2017

 

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, energy has been at the forefront of relations between Russia and Ukraine. What is often known as “Russian” gas sold to customers in Europe has actually been gas from Central Asia, mainly Turkmenistan, that is transited via Russia and Ukraine. This transit...

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The Evolution of the Natural Resource Curse Thesis: A Critical Literature Survey

The Evolution of the Natural Resource Curse Thesis: A Critical Literature Survey

Source: Resources Policy, 2017

Author(s): Ramez Abubakr Badeeb, Hooi Hooi Lean, and Jeremy Clark

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/04/2017

 

This paper surveys the natural resource curse. We review the mechanisms through which resource wealth might slow economic growth, and the empirical studies that test for an effect overall, or on factors associated with growth. We include more recent studies suggesting the resource curse reflects only empirical misspecification. After reflecting...

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Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under What Conditions?

Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under What Conditions?

Source: Colombia Internacional, 2009

Author(s): Tim Wegenast and Matthias Basedau

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Recent research has increasingly questioned the link between natural resources and violent conflict while stressing the importance of resource-specific context conditions under which internal conflicts become more likely. This paper engages in a systematic analysis of six of these resource-specific conditions comparing 15 African oil and diamond producing countries. Employing...

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Mineral Supply for Sustainable Development Requires Resource Governance

Mineral Supply for Sustainable Development Requires Resource Governance

Source: Nature, 2017

Author(s): Saleem H. Ali, Damien Giurco, Nicholas Arndt, Edmund Nickless, Graham Brown, Alecos Demetriades, Ray Durrheim, Maria Amélia Enriquez, Judith Kinnaird, Anna Littleboy, Lawrence D. Meinert, Roland Oberhänsli, Janet Salem, Richard Schodde, et al

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Successful delivery of the United Nations sustainable development goals and implementation of the Paris Agreement requires technologies that utilize a wide range of minerals in vast quantities. Metal recycling and technological change will contribute to sustaining supply, but mining must continue and grow for the foreseeable future to ensure that such minerals remain...

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Oil, Relative Strength and Civil War Mediation

Oil, Relative Strength and Civil War Mediation

Source: Cooperation and Conflict, 2015

Author(s): Govinda Clayton

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

Civil conflicts within oil-rich states tend to last longer but are less likely to be mediated and end in a peace agreement. This implies that oil-funded conflict is less likely to end through a mediated settlement, despite offering a greater opportunity for peaceful resolution. This article builds on this puzzle,...

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‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

Source: Review of African Political Economy, 2016

Author(s): Temitope Oriola

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

This paper explores how a small sample of female ex-insurgents make sense of their engagement in Nigeria’s oil insurgency. The study is informed by three key questions: How did Delta women join the insurgency? Why did they join? How do they frame their participation? The paper analyses the prevalence of...

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Islands, Extraction and Violence: Mining and the Politics of Scale in Island Melanesia

Islands, Extraction and Violence: Mining and the Politics of Scale in Island Melanesia

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Matthew G. Allen

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

Set against the backdrop of past, contemporary and possible future mining-related violence on islands in the western Pacific, this article explores how scholarship on the politics of scale, as well as strands of the burgeoning island studies literature, might sharpen our understanding of the political economic and violent effects of...

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Conflict Minerals: Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions

Conflict Minerals: Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions

Source: US Government Accountability Office, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Our analysis of a generalizable sample of conflict minerals disclosures filed with SEC in 2015 found that an estimated 49 percent of companies in 2015 reported having determined whether the conflict minerals in their products came from covered countries, compared with 30 percent in 2014—an increase of 19 percentage points....

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Verisk Maplecroft's Conflict Minerals Risk Analysis

Verisk Maplecroft's Conflict Minerals Risk Analysis

Source: Verisk Maplecroft, 2017

Author(s): Verisk Maplecroft

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Verisk Maplecroft’s conflict minerals analysis quantifies 20 political, social and environmental risk related to the production of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) in the largest global producers of the minerals. The focus of the risk assessment is at the mine level of the value chain, though risk issues present...

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Natural Resources, Conflict and Investment: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Challenges to Sustainable Investment

Natural Resources, Conflict and Investment: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Challenges to Sustainable Investment

Source: International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, 2017

Author(s): Onita Das

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Since 1990, at least 18 violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources such as timber, minerals, oil and gas. Sometimes this is caused by environmental damage and the marginalization of local populations who fail to benefit economically from natural resource exploitation. More often it is caused...

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