Conflict Causes

 

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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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Incidence and Impact of Land Conflict in Uganda

Incidence and Impact of Land Conflict in Uganda

Source: World Bank Group, 2004

Author(s): Klaus Deininger and Raffaella Castagnini

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Conflict Causes, Gender, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

While there is a large, though inconclusive, literature on the impact of land titles in Africa, little attention has been devoted to the study of land conflict, despite evidence on increasing incidence of such conflicts. The authors use data from Uganda to explore who is affected by land conflicts, whether...

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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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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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The Spoils of Nature: Armed Civil Conflict and Rebel Access to Natural Resources

The Spoils of Nature: Armed Civil Conflict and Rebel Access to Natural Resources

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2010

Author(s): Paivi Lujala

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Why is armed civil conflict more common in resource-dependent countries than in others? Several studies have attempted to unravel mechanisms on why natural resources are linked to armed conflict, but no coherent picture has yet emerged. This article seeks to address this puzzle by concentrating on the issue of how...

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Resource Wealth and the Risk of Civil War Onset: Results from a New Dataset of Natural Resource Rents, 1970—1999

Resource Wealth and the Risk of Civil War Onset: Results from a New Dataset of Natural Resource Rents, 1970—1999

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2007

Author(s): Indra De Soysa and Eric Neumayer

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

The existing literature identifies natural resource wealth as a major determinant of civil war. The dominant causal link is that resources provide finance and motive (the “looting rebels” model). Others see natural resources as causing “political Dutch disease,” which in turn weakens state capacity (the “state capacity” model). In the...

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Conflict about Natural Resources and the Prospect of Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Conflict about Natural Resources and the Prospect of Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Journal of Social Science, 2005

Author(s): Olawale R. Olaopa, Victor Ojakorotu

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/02/2017

 

As a departure from the general debate on the nexus between natural resources endowment and conflict in Africa, which focuses on the authoritarian nature of African states, the rise of ethnic militias, corruption and the policies and activities of foreign oil multinationals, the objective of the paper is to trace...

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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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Climate Change and its Security Implications

Climate Change and its Security Implications

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tracey Skillington

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

A total of 1.2 billion people worldwide reside in states likely to experience some form of ‘climate-induced political instability’ in the decades ahead (International Alert 2007: 3, 2009: 8, 2015: 1). New patterns of extreme weather conditions such as intense heat waves, prolonged drought, or storm surges are not only...

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