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The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

Source: Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, 2017

Author(s): Tony Andrews, Bernarda Elizalde, Philippe Le Billon, Chang Hoon Oh, David Reyes, and Ian Thompson

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The purpose of this research project is to delve beneath the surface manifestations of conflict related to mining activities in order to develop a deeper understanding of their nature and uncover their root causes, systems and pathways. We believe that a more systematic understanding of conflict will help those involved...

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Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Source: University of North Texas, 2013

Author(s): Christopher Macaulay and Paul R. Hensel

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Studies of interstate territorial conflict have recognized natural resources as one of the elements that makes many territories "salient" or valuable to the claimant states. These studies have generally treated all resources as equivalent, though, with no distinction made between issues based on their value or renewability. We suggest that...

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Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Source: Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 2013

Author(s): Artur Usanov, Marjolein de Ridder, Willem Auping, and Stephanie Lingemann

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The report concludes that the importance of coltan as a source of revenue for armed groups is often exaggerated. With the exception of a short-lived coltan boom in 2000-2001, it was never a substantial source of funding for armed groups. Although armed groups have profited from the DRC’s mineral wealth,...

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Conflict, Collusion and Corruption in Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Chinese Miners and the State

Conflict, Collusion and Corruption in Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Chinese Miners and the State

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Gordon Crawford and Gabriel Botchwey

Countries: China, Ghana

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The global rush to grab resources took an unexpected turn in Ghana recently. With the hike in gold prices from 2008 onwards, a large influx of foreign miners, especially from China, entered into the artisanal and small-scale mining sector (ASM), despite it being ‘reserved for Ghanaian citizens’ by law. Thus...

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Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Source: Enough Project, 2017

Author(s): Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 04/10/2017

 

Nearly nine months after signing a political deal aimed at ushering in a landmark democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila’ssubversion of the accord places Congo at risk of much greater violence. It is also now creating the potential for regional instability and the possible disruption...

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Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Source: Sage Journals, 2017

Author(s): Uwafiokun Idemudia

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The recent efforts to better understand how businesses can contribute to peace in conflict zones suggest that partnerships can be an effective vehicle for corporate peacebuilding. However, empirical analyses of how partnerships contribute to peace remain limited. Drawing on the differences among cultural, structural, and direct violence, this article examines...

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Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Source: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Author(s): Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado and J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Combining perspectives from media studies and political ecology, this book analyses socially constructed news regarding three environmental conflicts in South America. In recent decades, South American political administrations have tied national economies to neo-extractive development strategies, creating not only vulnerabilities to global commodity boom and bust pricing cycles, but also...

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Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 2015

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/09/2017

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo is recovering from conflicts, posting substantial improvement in overall macroeconomic performance since the cessation of the war, on the back of robust copper and cobalt exports. Inflation has also declined remarkably and it has stabilized at single-digit levels thanks in major part to restrictive fiscal...

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The Irresistible Rise of Human Rights Due Diligence: Conflict Minerals and Beyond

The Irresistible Rise of Human Rights Due Diligence: Conflict Minerals and Beyond

Source: The George Washington International Law Review, 2017

Author(s): Holly Cullen

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

Human rights due diligence (HRDD) is an important new concept in international efforts to improve the accountability of transnational corporations for violations of human rights. Due diligence has a clear meaning in corporate governance, setting out context-specific risk-management obligations for corporations. It also has been applied in a variety of contexts...

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Conflict Minerals, Ineffective Regulations: Comparing International Guidelines to Remedy Dodd-Frank's Inefficiencies

Conflict Minerals, Ineffective Regulations: Comparing International Guidelines to Remedy Dodd-Frank's Inefficiencies

Source: New York Law School law review, 2017

Author(s): Victoria Stork

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

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