Extractive Resources

 

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Oil Discoveries, Shifting Power, and Civil Conflict

Oil Discoveries, Shifting Power, and Civil Conflict

Source: International Studies Quarterly, 2015

Author(s): Curtis Bell and Scott Wolford

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 22/07/2017

 

Can the discovery of petroleum resources increase the risk of civil conflict even before their exploitation? We argue that it can, but only in poorer states where oil revenues threaten to alter the balance of power between regimes and their opponents, rendering bargains in the present obsolete in the future....

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Oil, Natural Gas, and Intrastate Conflict: Does Ownership Matter?

Oil, Natural Gas, and Intrastate Conflict: Does Ownership Matter?

Source: International Interactions, 2016

Author(s): Tim Wegenast

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/07/2017

 

The impact of natural resources on intrastate violence has been increasingly analyzed in the peace and conflict literature. Surprisingly, little quantitative evidence has been gathered on the effects of the resource-ownership structure on internal violence. This article uses a novel data set on oil and natural gas property rights, covering...

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Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Source: United States Institute for Peace, 2017

Author(s): William Byrd and Javed Noorani

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 19/07/2017

 

Afghanistan is well endowed with mineral resources. In addition to significant oil and gas reserves in the north (not discussed in this report) and a few mega-resources (Aynak copper and Hajigak iron, also not covered), there are numerous medium-sized and smaller deposits of minerals such as precious gemstones (notably emeralds...

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Energy from the Foodbowl: Associated Land-Use Conflicts, Risks and Wicked Problems

Energy from the Foodbowl: Associated Land-Use Conflicts, Risks and Wicked Problems

Source: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2016

Author(s): Jo-Anne Everingham, Nina Collins, Jim Cavaye, Will Rifkin, Sue Vinke, Thomas Baumgartl, and Daniel Rodriguez

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Programming

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This article reports on a study of an agricultural region in southeast Queensland, Australia that is undergoing rapid change with development of an extensive coal seam gas industry and some large open cut coal mines. The region has become a locus of land use conflict between various industries: farming, grazing,...

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Human Rights and State-Corporate Crimes in the Practice of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Human Rights and State-Corporate Crimes in the Practice of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Source: Critical Criminology, 2016

Author(s): M. Raymond Izarali

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This article addresses the social harm of gas flaring by petroleum companies in the Niger Delta, Nigeria and makes a conceptual case for human rights and state-corporate crimes. It outlines the human and environmental harms caused, the role of the state and Shell and other corporate entities in producing such...

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Energy Cooperation and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Seismic Shift towards Peace or Conflict?

Energy Cooperation and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Seismic Shift towards Peace or Conflict?

Source: S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, 2016

Author(s): Angelos Giannakopoulos

Topics: Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/07/2017

 

In recent years, the field of energy policy in the EU has been expanding and gaining increasing attention due to a range of important developments that have been taking place both within and on the periphery of Europe. These include: a) the confrontation of the EU (and the West in...

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Running to Fight Another Day: Commodification of Peace and the Resurgence of Violence in Post-amnesty Niger Delta

Running to Fight Another Day: Commodification of Peace and the Resurgence of Violence in Post-amnesty Niger Delta

Source: African Security, 2016

Author(s): Surulola James Eke

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/07/2017

 

Peace cannot be procured like a bar of chocolate. The processes leading to peace are painstaking and must be enduring; gradually replacing the environment of rancor with an ambience amenable to peace. The 2009 amnesty deal between the Nigerian Federal Government and Niger Delta militants apparently was anchored on immediate...

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Cold Peace: Arctic Conflict in an Era of Climate Change

Cold Peace: Arctic Conflict in an Era of Climate Change

Source: Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies, 2016

Author(s): John Ash

Topics: Climate Change, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/07/2017

 

This article addresses the question: “Will conflict become more likely in the Arctic as the climate changes?” Five misconceptions relating to the problem are discussed, and their underlying complexity is exposed. First, the concept that conflict in the Arctic is a novel phenomenon is dismissed. The second misconception examined is...

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Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta

Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta

Source: Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2011

Author(s): Cyril I. Obi

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

The article analyzes the ways in which globalized oil extraction results in the dispossession of local people and fuels violent resistance in Nigeria's oil-rich, but impoverished Niger Delta. This follows from the transformation of resistance from non-violent to violent forms, involving well-publicized attacks by Niger Delta, ethnic-minority militias against the...

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The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

Source: Stockholm Environmental Peace Research Institute, 2001

Author(s): Gennady Chufrin

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Over the past decade, the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs. Its vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, have attracted widespread international interest since the early 1990s. The international developments in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack...

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