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There are 2523 items in the Library. Items are listed by date added.

 

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, 2017

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

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 24/04/2017

 

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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The Evolution of the Natural Resource Curse Thesis: A Critical Literature Survey

The Evolution of the Natural Resource Curse Thesis: A Critical Literature Survey

Source: Resources Policy, 2017

Author(s): Ramez Abubakr Badeeb, Hooi Hooi Lean, and Jeremy Clark

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/04/2017

 

This paper surveys the natural resource curse. We review the mechanisms through which resource wealth might slow economic growth, and the empirical studies that test for an effect overall, or on factors associated with growth. We include more recent studies suggesting the resource curse reflects only empirical misspecification. After reflecting...

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National Intelligence Council Water Research [PPT]

National Intelligence Council Water Research [PPT]

Source: National Intelligence Council

Author(s): Rich Engel

Countries: United States

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/04/2017

 

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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Water and U.S. National Security

Water and U.S. National Security

Source: Council on Foreign Relations, 2017

Author(s): Joshua Busby

Countries: United States

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

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Water and security are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be different. Climate change, combined with increased and more diverse demands for water, makes disputes more likely. Moreover, many of the security problems associated with...

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The Economic Effect of Illegal Political Control on a Population: The Paramilitaries in Colombia's Regions

The Economic Effect of Illegal Political Control on a Population: The Paramilitaries in Colombia's Regions

Source: Universidad de los Andes, 2011

Author(s): Alejandra Jiménez Carvajal, Ana María Ibáñez Londoño, and Oskar Andrés Nupia Martínez

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

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Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under What Conditions?

Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under What Conditions?

Source: Colombia Internacional , 2009

Author(s): Tim Wegenast and Matthias Basedau

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Recent research has increasingly questioned the link between natural resources and violent conflict while stressing the importance of resource-specific context conditions under which internal conflicts become more likely. This paper engages in a systematic analysis of six of these resource-specific conditions comparing 15 African oil and diamond producing countries. Employing...

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The Environmental Impact of Civil Conflict: The Deforestation Effect of Paramilitary Expansion In Colombia

The Environmental Impact of Civil Conflict: The Deforestation Effect of Paramilitary Expansion In Colombia

Source: IDEAS, 2014

Author(s): Juan Fernando Vargas, Leopoldo Fergusson, and Dario Romero

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Despite a growing body of literature on how environmental degradation can fuel civil war, the reverse effect, namely that of conflict on environmental outcomes, is relatively understudied. From a theoretical point of view this effect is ambiguous, with some forces pointing to pressures for environmental degradation and some pointing in...

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Natural Resource Types and Conflict Termination Initiatives

Natural Resource Types and Conflict Termination Initiatives

Source: Colombia Internacional , 2009

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

There is mounting evidence that natural resources can influence the likelihood, course and outcome of armed conflicts. Much of these relationships depend on the institutional setting in which the conflict and resource exploitation occurs, and the specific characteristics of resources involved. This paper examines the relevance of two broad resource...

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Territorios, conflicto armado y política en el Caquetá : 1900-2010

Territorios, conflicto armado y política en el Caquetá : 1900-2010

Territories, Armed Conflict and Policy in Caquetá: 1900 -2010

Source: Universidad de los Andes, 2015

Author(s): Teófilo Vásquez Delgado

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

En el imaginario generalizado de la opinión pública de Colombia, la región de El Caguán aparece relacionada con la zona de despeje otorgada a las farc por el presidente Pastrana entre 1998 y el 2002 para facilitar los fallidos diálogos de paz con este grupo insurgente. Esta asociación natural con...

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