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Pipelines, Protest, and Property

Pipelines, Protest, and Property

Source: Great Plains Research, 2017

Author(s): Jessica A. Shoemaker

Countries: United States

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 13/11/2017

 

At the end of 2016, more than 2.7 million miles of pipe carrying natural gas, crude oil, and other hazardous liquids crisscrossed the United States (PHMSA 2017). Most of these pipelines were built without major confl ict. Th ey required numerous government approvals and many, many property transfers of private...

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Navigating Obstacles, Opportunities and Reforms: Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in Artisanal Mining Communities in Eastern DRC

Navigating Obstacles, Opportunities and Reforms: Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in Artisanal Mining Communities in Eastern DRC

Source: Wageningen School of Social Sciences, 2017

Author(s): Marie Rose Bashwira Nyenyezi

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 12/11/2017

 

Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as in other countries, has generally been treated as a male affair. This, however, overlooks the fact that artisanal mining sites are key to the livelihoods of many women. Whether they fled from violence or were attracted by the opportunities of the...

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ISIS-Controlled Oil Production Sites, 2014-16 [Infographic]

ISIS-Controlled Oil Production Sites, 2014-16 [Infographic]

Source: Princeton University, 2017

Author(s): Jacob N. Shapiro

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 12/11/2017

 

Using satellite imagery, a team of researchers led by Princeton University and the World Bank analyzed 42 oil production sites controlled by ISIS across Syria and Iraq from 2014 to 2016. They measured the volume of radiant heat produced by gas flaring at all production sites.

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Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey of Change within the United Nations [Video]

Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey of Change within the United Nations [Video]

Source: Oxford University, 2017

Author(s): David Jensen

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 06/11/2017

 

While the links between natural resources, conflict and peace are well understood within the academic community, the UN system has been slow to respond to the risks and opportunities in a comprehensive way. A combination of geo-political interests, sovereignty concerns, and other diplomatic barriers have largely undermined reforms across the...

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Explaining the Uneven Distribution of Conflict Mineral Policy Implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Role of the Katanga Policy Network (2009-2011)

Explaining the Uneven Distribution of Conflict Mineral Policy Implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Role of the Katanga Policy Network (2009-2011)

Source: Ghent University, 2015

Author(s): Jose Diemel and Jeroen Cuvelier

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 31/10/2017

 

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The Geography of Natural Resources, Ethnic Inequality and Development

The Geography of Natural Resources, Ethnic Inequality and Development

Source: CESfio Working Paper Series, 2017

Author(s): Christian Lessmann and Arne Steinkraus

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

Added: 29/10/2017

 

This paper studies whether the spatial distribution of natural resources across different ethnic groups within countries impede spatial inequality, national economic performance, and the incidence of armed conflict. By providing a theoretical rent-seeking model and analysing a set of geocoded data for mines, night-time light emissions, local populations and ethnic...

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Oil-Fueled Insurgencies: Lootable Wealth and Political Order in Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria

Oil-Fueled Insurgencies: Lootable Wealth and Political Order in Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria

Source: Journal of Global Security Studies, 2017

Author(s): Feryaz Ocakli and Matthew Scotch

Countries: Iraq, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 29/10/2017

 

What makes oil a lootable resource? This paper explores the conditions under which oil rents accrue to violent nonstate actors by disaggregating the oil supply chain. The authors argue that territorial control by states and insurgent groups shapes how oil is looted. It is more likely to be looted at...

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Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Source: Responsible Sourcing Network, 2017

Author(s): Raphaël Deberdt and Patricia Jurewicz

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In the fourth consecutive year of analyzing companies’ conflict minerals compliance and reporting, Responsible Sourcing Network’s (RSN) research unveils a troubling trend widely spread among companies and industries. For the 2017 Mining the Disclosures report, RSN performed a year-on-year comparison between the scores achieved in 2016 and 2017. Regrettably, the...

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Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Source: International Crisis Group, 2017

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

What happened? On 16 October 2017, the Iraqi federal government launched an operation to restore Iraqi sovereignty over the disputed territories, including Kirkuk and its oil fields. This reversed the situation in place since the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of an onslaught by the Islamic State in June...

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Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Source: International Affairs Journal, 2017

Author(s): Pádraig Carmody

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This is an unusual, fascinating and important book. The role of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's conflict(s) has received much media and academic attention in recent decades. However, this is the first book—that I am aware of—which explicitly focuses on a wide range of Congo's resources and...

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