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Structural Change and Wife Abuse: A Disaggregated Study of Mineral Mining and Domestic Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1999–2013

Structural Change and Wife Abuse: A Disaggregated Study of Mineral Mining and Domestic Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1999–2013

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Andreas Kotsadam, Gudrun Østby, and Siri Aas Rustad

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Mineral mining may be a mixed blessing for local communities. On the one hand, extractive industries can be a positive economic driver, generating considerable revenues, and opportunities for growth. On the other hand, mining is often thought to be associated with negative effects, such as pollution, and violent conflict. Existing...

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Russian Gas Games or Well-Oiled Conflict? Energy Security and the 2014 Ukraine Crisis

Russian Gas Games or Well-Oiled Conflict? Energy Security and the 2014 Ukraine Crisis

Source: Energy Research & Social Science, 2017

Author(s): Thijs Van de Graaf and Jeff D. Colgan

Countries: Russia, Ukraine

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

This essay explores the link between energy security and the 2014 Ukraine crisis. Whenever there is an international conflict involving a major oil or gas producer, commentators are often quick to assume a direct link, and the Ukraine crisis was no exception. Yet, the various avenues through which energy politics...

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Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico

Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico

Source: Latin American Perspectives Journal, 2015

Author(s): Darcy Tetreault

Countries: Mexico

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Examination of social environmental conflicts around mining in Mexico indicates that neoliberal reforms have facilitated “accumulation by dispossession,” first by transferring public resources in the form of mineral rights and state-run mining companies to the private sector and second by dispossessing smallholder farmers and indigenous communities of their land, water,...

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The Struggle for Life: Socio-environmental Conflicts in Mexico

The Struggle for Life: Socio-environmental Conflicts in Mexico

Source: Latin American Perspectives Journal, 2015

Author(s): Victor M. Toledo, David Garrido, and Narcisco Barrera-Bassols

Countries: Mexico

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

The global expansion of the neoliberal model is most forcefully expressed in the processes of social, cultural, and environmental predation undertaken by corporations in the so-called Global South. Three pertinent processes are taking place in Mexico: (1) an increase in socio-environmental conflicts, mainly in rural areas and in predominantly indigenous...

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Weapons of Choice: The Effect of Natural Resources on Terror and Insurgencies

Weapons of Choice: The Effect of Natural Resources on Terror and Insurgencies

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2016

Author(s): Axel Dreher and Merle Kreibaum

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/02/2017

 

This article investigates the effect of natural resources on whether ethno-political groups choose to pursue their goals with nonviolent as compared to violent means, distinguishing terrorism from insurgencies. It is hypothesized that whether or not the extraction of fossil fuels sparks violence depends both on the group’s characteristics and the...

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Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Source: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2016

Author(s): Charisma Acey

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 06/02/2017

 

Recent efforts by the largest oil companies in Nigeria have shifted their corporate social responsibility to reflect more bottom-up participatory approaches to development and environmental conflict management in the Niger Delta. The newest approach, the Global Memorandum of Understanding, is a model of network governance, clustering groups of communities together...

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Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-Stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-Stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Charisma Acey

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Recent efforts by the largest oil companies in Nigeria have shifted their corporate social responsibility to reflect more bottom-up participatory approaches to development and environmental conflict management in the Niger Delta. The newest approach, the Global Memorandum of Understanding, is a model of network governance, clustering groups of communities together...

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Resource Cursed or Policy Cursed? US Regulation of Conflict Minerals and Violence in the Congo

Resource Cursed or Policy Cursed? US Regulation of Conflict Minerals and Violence in the Congo

Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017

Author(s): Dominic P. Parker and Bryan Vadheim

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/02/2017

 

There is widespread belief that civil conflict in poorly governed countries is triggered by surging international demand for their natural resources. We study the consequences of US legislation grounded in this belief, the “conflict minerals” section of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Targeting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, it...

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The Curse of Oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Curse of Oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

Source: GlobalPost Investigations, 2017

Author(s): Erin Banco

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 26/01/2017

 

A region once held up by the US as a beacon of hope in a broken Iraq, Kurdistan has instead — in oil’s name — fallen victim to corruption and war. Kirkuki is a slender man, wearing traditional Kurdish clothing. He is unassuming in his mannerisms yet he holds one of the highest positions on this...

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Environment and Security

Environment and Security

Source: Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 2008

Author(s): Sanjeev Khagram and Saleem Ali

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

A broadening research program focused on environment and security emerged over the past 30 years. But the meaning and operationalization of environment and security have been an implicit and increasingly explicit part of the scholarly debate. Approaches range from the more specific focus on the linkages between environmental change and...

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