Conflict Causes

 

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Cursed by Resources? High-Value Natural Resources and Armed Conflict

Cursed by Resources? High-Value Natural Resources and Armed Conflict

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Paivi Lujala

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 14/12/2016

 

This chapter explores how high-value natural resources such as oil, gas, gemstones, and other valuable minerals are related to armed civil conflict. Recent research on this topic shows that abundance of these types of resources is negatively correlated to peace. This chapter explains why this is the case. It starts...

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Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Source: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 2016

Author(s): David Michel

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

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

Added: 14/12/2016

 

Growing populations and economies, unsustainable consumption practices and mounting environmental challenges are exerting increasing pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Many observers fear that impending shortfalls between rising demand and shifting supplies could foster sharpened competition among nations or communities attempting to secure increasingly scarce water resources. History furnishes little evidence...

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Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Source: Wilson Center and USAID, 2016

Author(s): Schuyler Null and Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Sudan, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/12/2016

 

Record levels of displacement and accelerating climate change have prompted many to wonder if the world is headed toward a more violent future. Whether a policymaker, practitioner, diplomat, or peacebuilder, the nexus of climate change, migration, and conflict is posing fundamental challenges in a myriad of ways. This document is...

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Scoping and Status Study on Land and Conflict: Towards UN System-Wide Engagement at Scale

Scoping and Status Study on Land and Conflict: Towards UN System-Wide Engagement at Scale

Source: UN Human Settlements Programme and Global Land Tool Network, 2016

Author(s): Filiep Decorte, Clarissa Augustinus, Erika Lind, and Michael Brown

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 01/12/2016

 

Global Challenges. Member States and United Nations staff are increasingly concerned that land is more and more a trigger for conflict, or a re-lapse into conflict, and a bottleneck to recovery. This situation will be made worse in the coming decades by global challenges such as population growth, urbanization, increasing...

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The Political Context of Conflict and Cooperation over International River Basins

The Political Context of Conflict and Cooperation over International River Basins

Source: Water International, 2009

Author(s): Frederick W. Frey

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/11/2016

 

Along with land and air, water is the most vital human resource. It also is scarce, maldistributed and often shared internationally. Hence, it is frequently the focus of serious conflict among nations, especially the riparians of transnational rivers. Population growth and economic development exacerbate these conjlictual tendencies. A predictive theory of...

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Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2016

Author(s): Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Andrew J. Dougill

Countries: Chad

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/11/2016

 

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great...

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Causal Linkages between Environmental Change and Conflict

Causal Linkages between Environmental Change and Conflict

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Charlène Cabot

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 21/11/2016

 

There are many approaches to the causal linkages between environmental change and conflict. This chapter reviews the different schools of thought (including both theoretical considerations and supporting studies). The chapter begins by introducing one of the best-known approaches, inspired by Malthusianism, which stipulates that environmental change and population growth will...

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Analysis of the Interactive Map of Artisanal Mining Areas in Eastern DR Congo

Analysis of the Interactive Map of Artisanal Mining Areas in Eastern DR Congo

Source: International Peace Information Service, 2016

Author(s): Ken Matthysen, Lotte Hoex, and Yannick Weyns

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2016

 

The Belgian research group IPIS has collected data on 2026 artisanal mining sites in eastern DRC over the last couple of years. IPIS observed an armed presence in more than half of the mines. In an interactive map, updated in 2015, IPIS provides information about the on-site presence of armed groups...

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The Inequality-Resource Curse of Conflict: Heterogeneous Effects of Mineral Deposit Discoveries

The Inequality-Resource Curse of Conflict: Heterogeneous Effects of Mineral Deposit Discoveries

Source: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2016

Author(s): Joeri Smits, Yibekal Tessema, Takuto Sakamoto, and Richard Schodde

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/11/2016

 

Despite a sizeable literature, there is no consensus as to whether and how mineral resources are linked to conflict. This paper estimates the relationship between giant mineral deposit discoveries and the intensity of armed conflict (measured by battle deaths) around the world in the post-war era. The impact of such...

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For Better or Worse: Major Developments Affecting Resource and Conflict Dynamics in Northwest Kenya

For Better or Worse: Major Developments Affecting Resource and Conflict Dynamics in Northwest Kenya

Source: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 2016

Author(s): Janpeter Schilling, Thomas Weinzierl, Augustine Ekitela Lokwang, and Francis Opiyo

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/11/2016

 

The county of Turkana, located in northwest Kenya, has a long history of violent conflicts. These are fought by pastoral groups over scarce water, land, pasture and livestock resources. Now oil has been found in Turkana, fuelling both hopes for a resource blessing and fears of a resource curse. The...

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