Conflict Causes

 

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Accessing and Using Climate Data and Information in Fragile Data-Poor States

Accessing and Using Climate Data and Information in Fragile Data-Poor States

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2015

Author(s): Simon Mason, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Pietro Ceccato, and Alec Crawford

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Programming

Added: 01/02/2017

 

The vulnerability of populations in fragile states to weather and climate variability is typically much higher than in other countries. These countries, and their populations, face a higher exposure to climate change as a result of their geography. They are also over-reliant on climate-dependent sectors of the economy, particularly rain-fed...

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Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity: Findings from India's Ongoing Maoist Insurgency

Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity: Findings from India's Ongoing Maoist Insurgency

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2017

Author(s): Kishore Gawande, Devesh Kapur, and Shanker Satyanath

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

An interesting stream of the civil conflict literature has identified an important subset of civil conflicts with disastrous consequences, that is, those that emerge as a consequence of shocks to renewable natural resources like land and water. This literature is, however, reliant on qualitative case studies when claiming a causal...

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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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Environmental Insecurities: Geopolitics, Resources and Conflict

Environmental Insecurities: Geopolitics, Resources and Conflict

Source: Economic and Political Weekly, 2003

Author(s): Simon Dalby

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance

Added: 25/01/2017

 

In the aftermath of the cold war, the environment has emerged as a major area of concern as a potential cause of political conflict. This paper critically reviews the concept of ‘environmental security’ and examines the assumptions underlying debates around environmental conflicts from the perspective of political ecology and global...

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Water: Reason for Conflict or Catalyst for Peace? The Case of the Middle East

Water: Reason for Conflict or Catalyst for Peace? The Case of the Middle East

Source: L'Europe en Formation, 2012

Author(s): Christiane J. Fröhlich

Countries: Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The global freshwater resources amount to approximately 1,4 billion cubic metres. Only about 2.5 per cent of this water is sweet and drinkable ; moreover, the majority of these 2.5 per cent are difficult or impossible to reach. 69 per cent of the global sweet water resources are bound in glaciers...

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Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Source: Wiley, 2017

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 19/01/2017

 

The potential links between climate change and conflict have received much attention in recent years, but there is little consensus on the issue in the relevant literature. So far, few methodological reflections exist in climate–conflict research. This is unfortunate given the tremendous innovations in methods the research field has experienced...

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Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/01/2017

 

This study explores the conceptual and empirical utility of studying school textbooks from a critical geopolitics perspective. School textbooks bind together various discourses, modalities and genres and can reflect the dominant knowledge in a given society. They therefore have a high potential to reveal the citational practices resonating between the...

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Strategies for Managing Large-Scale Mining Sector Land Use Conflicts in the Global South

Strategies for Managing Large-Scale Mining Sector Land Use Conflicts in the Global South

Source: Resources Policy, 2017

Author(s): Abdul-Wadood Moomen

Countries: Ghana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 16/01/2017

 

In recent years, land use conflicts between large-scale mining sector and local communities have increased in the global south. However, with proper planning, it is possible that both companies and local communities can co-exist in the landscape. Thus, this paper explores land use conflicts in an emerging mining region as...

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Environment is the 'Silent Casualty' of Armed Conflict

Environment is the 'Silent Casualty' of Armed Conflict

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Michael Logan and Jens Laerke

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 12/01/2017

 

Top UN officials call for action to protect environment in times of war.

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