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Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Source: The Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Armed conflict and the environment are deeply intertwined in Colombia—the war has determined how land has been defined, occupied, and utilized. Given the weak state presence in conflict zones, land occupation has often been spontaneous and unplanned. Mass displacement of populations—Colombia has the world’s second highest level of internal migration...

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Self-Protection Mechanisms: Colombian Rural Defenders and Communities

Self-Protection Mechanisms: Colombian Rural Defenders and Communities

Source: ABColombia CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, SCIAF, and Trócaire, 2017

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 15/02/2017

 

The situation of Colombian human rights defenders has for many years been one of the worst in the world.1 Since the official start of the Havana Peace Talks (October 2012) between the Colombian Government and the left-wing Guerrilla Group, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejercito de Pueblo (FARC),...

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A Price Worth Fighting For? Natural Resources and Conflict Recurrence

A Price Worth Fighting For? Natural Resources and Conflict Recurrence

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Siri Aas Rustad and Helga Malmin Binningsbø

Topics: Economic Recovery , Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

While a number of publications show that natural resources are associated with internal armed conflict, surprisingly little research looks at how natural resources affect post-conflict peace. This article therefore investigates the relationship between natural resources and post-conflict peace by analyzing new data on natural resource conflicts. We argue that the...

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Sharing the Wealth: A Pathway to Peace or a Trail to Nowhere?

Sharing the Wealth: A Pathway to Peace or a Trail to Nowhere?

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2012

Author(s): Helga Malmin Binningsbø and Siri Aas Rustad

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

This article critically examines the notion that wealth sharing in the aftermath of internal armed conflicts can bring about long-lasting peace. While wealth sharing is increasingly considered a crucial element of peacebuilding, the evidence concerning its success is inconclusive. Previous studies unfortunately suffer from weak theoretical and empirical definitions of...

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Artisanal Mining, Conflict, and Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC

Artisanal Mining, Conflict, and Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC

Source: The Extractive Industries and Society, 2016

Author(s): Siri Aas Rustad, Gudrun Østby, and Ragnhild Nordås

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

The natural resource abundance of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has featured in policy debates as the prime example of ‘conflict minerals’ driving conflict-related sexual violence. This narrative has dominated how the conflict in the eastern part of the country has been portrayed in the media and by...

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Socioeconomic Inequalities and Attitudes toward Violence: A Test with New Survey Data in the Niger Delta

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Attitudes toward Violence: A Test with New Survey Data in the Niger Delta

Source: International Interactions, 2016

Author(s): Siri Aas Rustad

Countries: Niger

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Although socioeconomic inequalities are assumed to increase the risk of conflict, the mechanisms behind how inequalities affect attitudes towardviolenceare poorly understood.The differences between individual (vertical) and group (horizontal) inequalities, and the role that perception of inequality plays, have not been investigated to any great extent due to limited data availability....

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Perceptions of Justice and Violent Mobilization: Explaining Petroleum Related Riots in Southern Tanzania

Perceptions of Justice and Violent Mobilization: Explaining Petroleum Related Riots in Southern Tanzania

Source: Conflict Trends, 2016

Author(s): Elise Must and Siri Aas Rustad

Countries: Tanzania

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

​​Tanzania has remained remarkably peaceful despite being characterized as a high conflict risk country.  Recent natural gas discoveries led to waves of protests and riots and loss of civilian lives in a region never before marked by any political unrest. The mobilization was fuelled by local perceptions of injustice and...

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Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

Source: EcoPeace Middle East and Stockholm International Water Institute, 2015

Author(s): Elizabeth Yaari, Marian Neal, and Zaki Shubber

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/02/2017

 

While recent trends towards increasing transboundary water cooperation are demonstrated by a growing number of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) globally, experts point to the variant effectiveness of these organisations to leverage the benefits of multi-lateral cooperation. Some form of regional governance is considered essential to achieve the goal of a...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017

Author(s): Emma Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/02/2017

 

Changes in global weather patterns are now projected to have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture in the coming years and decades. The rising “double burden” of malnutrition already threatens to dampen global progress toward better health. Demographic change—a bulging population of youth in Africa and rapid urbanization—is creating opportunities for...

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Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa

Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Much of the debate over the security implications of climate change revolves around whether changing weather patterns will lead to future conflict. This article addresses whether deviations from normal rainfall patterns affect the propensity for individuals and groups to engage in disruptive activities such as demonstrations, riots, strikes, communal conflict,...

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