Conflict Causes

 

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Human Securitization of Water? A Case Study of the Indus Waters Basin

Human Securitization of Water? A Case Study of the Indus Waters Basin

Source: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2013

Author(s): J Peter Burgess, Taylor Owen, and Uttam Kumar Sinha

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

Added: 17/05/2017

 

In the large and growing literature on hydropolitics, insecurity generated through water-related conflicts is most often conceptualized under a model of economic resource scarcity. Conflict is generally reduced to the question of who has water, who needs water and thus what cost, in economic, political or military terms, is appropriate...

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All about Water and Land? Resource-Related Conflicts in East and West Africa Revisited

All about Water and Land? Resource-Related Conflicts in East and West Africa Revisited

Source: GeoJournal, 2016

Author(s): Hanne Seter, Ole Magnus Theisen, and Janpeter Schilling

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Recent years have seen an upsurge in the numbers of studies investigating the potential link between climate variability and conflict—and particularly so quantitative studies of this relationship—without reaching any consensus on causal pathways or main findings. This study sets out to explore what the main causes of conflict between resource-user...

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Hell and High Water: Precipitation Shocks and Conflict Violence in the Philippines

Hell and High Water: Precipitation Shocks and Conflict Violence in the Philippines

Source: Political Geography, 2016

Author(s): Joshua Eastin

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 17/05/2017

 

As climate change destabilizes global weather patterns, concern is rising over the potential risks these changes might pose to peace and stability in developing states. A vigorous research program has emerged to address the relationship between climate change and civil conflict, with two special issues of Political Geography (2007, 2014)...

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World Water Crisis [Video]

World Water Crisis [Video]

Source: Press TV, 2017

Countries: Bolivia, Chile, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

The lack of water has become one of the biggest worries for mankind, but you wouldn't know it. At least for most of us, the alarm is not there. In part one of our 2 part series, we covered things like water security, water wars, and the function of water...

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Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia

Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Ursula Daxecker and Brandon C. Prins

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

A prominent explanation of the resource-conflict relationship suggests that natural resources finance rebellion by permitting rebel leaders the opportunity to purchase weapons, fighters, and local support. The bunkering of oil in the Niger Delta by quasi-criminal syndicates is an example of how the black-market selling of stolen oil may help...

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Do Natural Resources Breed Corruption? Evidence from China

Do Natural Resources Breed Corruption? Evidence from China

Source: Environmental and Resource Economics, 2015

Author(s): Jing Vivian Zhan

Countries: China

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Rampant corruption is often observed in resource-rich countries, especially developing countries with weak political institutions. However, controversies exist regarding whether and how natural resources systematically breed corruption. With empirical evidence from China and through a subnational approach, I shed new light on the impacts of resources on corruption. By qualitative...

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Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict

Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2016

Author(s): Victor Asal, Michael Findley, James A. Piazza, and James Igoe Walsh

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Why do members of some ethnic groups rebel against the state? One approach holds that groups subject to exclusion from national politics engage in armed conflict. We theorize that the presence of resource wealth moderates the effect of political exclusion. Ethnic groups subject to exclusion whose settlement area includes oil...

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Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Source: World Development, 2016

Author(s): Angelika Rettberg and Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Resource wars face greater difficulties to end conflict, as well as greater probabilities of relapse. In part, this is due to the persistence of resource-fueled criminal networks developed under the auspices of armed conflict. In this paper we focus on the Colombian armed conflict, one of the longest-lasting conflicts in...

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Identity Management: The Creation of Resource Allocative Criteria in Botswana

Identity Management: The Creation of Resource Allocative Criteria in Botswana

Source: African Studies Quarterly, 2017

Author(s): Angela Gapa

Countries: Botswana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Botswana’s escape from the “resource curse” is an anomaly in the trend toward low economic growth and political instability in resource-rich developing economies. In literature on the resource curse, distributive injustices of resource wealth have traditionally been understood to occur along ethno-linguistic and sectarian lines and potentially cause weak institutions,...

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Rethinking the Conflict "Resource Curse": How Oil Wealth Prevents Center-Seeking Civil Wars

Rethinking the Conflict "Resource Curse": How Oil Wealth Prevents Center-Seeking Civil Wars

Source: University of Rochester, 2016

Author(s): Jack Paine

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

A broad literature on how oil wealth affects civil war onset argues that oil production engenders violent contests to capture a valuable prize from vulnerable governments. By contrast, research linking oil wealth to durable authoritarian regimes argues that oil-rich governments deter societal challenges by strategically allocating enormous revenues to enhance...

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