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Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Source: University of Dublin, 2016

Author(s): University of Dublin

Countries: Ghana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/03/2017

 

In order to analyse the problematic impact of oil on Ghana’s development, this study relied on qualitative methods, supported by descriptive statistics, tables and graphs. These qualitative and quantitative methods complement each other to explain the problematic impact of oil. Qualitative methods used for data collection include semi-structured interviews, focus...

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Transboundary Conservation: A Systematic and Integrated Approach

Transboundary Conservation: A Systematic and Integrated Approach

Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas, 2015

Author(s): Maja Vasilijević, Kevan Zunckel, Matthew McKinney, Boris Erg, Michael Schoon, and Tatjana Rosen Michel

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land, Programming

Added: 23/03/2017

 

Ecosystems across the globe are divided by political boundaries. So they are exposed to many different policy, legal and institutional structures, management and governance regimes; they are affected by various social, cultural and economic contexts and systems; and they are sometimes impacted by complex relations between countries. Transboundary1 conservation has...

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Hands Across Borders: An International Workshop on Transboundary Conservation

Hands Across Borders: An International Workshop on Transboundary Conservation

Source: University of Montana, 2016

Author(s): Matthew McKinney and Charles Besancon

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 23/03/2017

 

Fifty conservation leaders from six different continents came together in Glacier National Park in September 2016 to: • Recognize the role of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park as the world’s first international peace park and as an inspiration for international peace parks and transboundary conservation (TBC) throughout the world; • Celebrate...

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Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

Source: Natural Resource Governance Institute, 2017

Author(s): Rob Pitman and Don Hubert

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Four years after the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) began encouraging contract disclosure through its standard, Past the Tipping Point? assesses the extent to which governments of resource-rich countries have taken up the recommendation. The report finds that disclosing the contracts and licenses that detail terms of resource exploitation has become the norm...

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Resource Scarcity and Conflict in Developing Countries

Resource Scarcity and Conflict in Developing Countries

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2000

Author(s): John W. Maxwell and Rafael Reuveny

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

As time passes, renewable resource scarcities are becoming more common. There is increasing evidence that these scarcities are a causal factor in political conflict, especially in developing countries. We present a simple dynamic model of renewable resource and population interaction featuring the possibility of conflict triggered by per capita resource...

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The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia

The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia

Source: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017

Author(s): Jean-Paul Faguet, Fabio Sánchez, and Marta-Juanita Villaveces

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Over two centuries, Colombia transferred vast quantities of land, equivalent to the entire UK landmass, mainly to landless peasants. And yet Colombia retains one of the highest concentrations of land ownership in the world. Why? We show that land reform’s effects are highly bimodal. Most of Colombia’s 1100+ municipalities lack...

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Understanding and Resolving Conflict between Local Communities and Conservation Authorities in Colombia

Understanding and Resolving Conflict between Local Communities and Conservation Authorities in Colombia

Source: World Development, 2017

Author(s): Kobe De Pourcq, Evert Thomas, Bas Arts, An Vranckx, Tomás Enrique León Sicard, and Patrick Van Damme

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Conflicts between indigenous and local communities, on the one hand, and national protected area administrations on the other are pervasive. A better understanding of these park-people conflicts would assist in suitable policy changes to constructively address them while concurrently pursuing conservation and livelihood goals. We interviewed 601 people living inside...

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Phronesis and Resource Curse Hypothesis in Post-Independent Sierra Leone

Phronesis and Resource Curse Hypothesis in Post-Independent Sierra Leone

Source: Ilorin Journal of Economic Policy, 2016

Author(s): Emerson Abraham Jackson

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

This study was undertaken with a view of presenting a balanced critical discourse on the concept of Phronesis as applied in the political economy of Sierra Leone. The country is renowned for being endowed with the abundance of non(renewable) natural resources, while at the same time for poor management of...

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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: Assessment, Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements

Added: 09/03/2017

 

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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Backdraft Episode #2: Stacy VanDeveer on the New Energy Economy and the Fate of Petro States [Podcast]

Backdraft Episode #2: Stacy VanDeveer on the New Energy Economy and the Fate of Petro States [Podcast]

Source: Wilson Center, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

A “green economy,” an energy sector composed entirely of renewables, is the goal of many. But we haven’t thought out the full implications of that change, says Stacy VanDeveer, professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, in this week’s “Backdraft” podcast.   In the latest episode in our series on the peace and...

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