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Intergovernmental Organizations and Climate Security: Advancing the Research Agenda

Intergovernmental Organizations and Climate Security: Advancing the Research Agenda

Source: Wiley, 2017

Author(s): Lisa M. Dellmuth, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Niklas Bremberg, and Malin Mobjörk

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Programming

Added: 13/11/2017

 

Climate-related security challenges are transnational in character, leading states to increasingly rely on intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)—such as the European Union and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization—for policy solutions. While climate security issues do not typically fit comfortably within the mandates of existing IGOs, recent decades have seen increasing efforts by IGOs...

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Climate Change and Violence: Insights from Political Science

Climate Change and Violence: Insights from Political Science

Source: Current Climate Change Reports, 2017

Author(s): Ole Magnus Theisen

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 12/11/2017

 

Armed conflict is said to be development in reverse [1]. Growing awareness of negative social consequences of climate change has triggered an upsurge in studies on its implications for violence [2]. This review assesses the role climate change could play in triggering collective violence from a broad political science perspective....

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Beyond Divide and Rule: Weak Dictators, Natural Resources and Civil Conflict

Beyond Divide and Rule: Weak Dictators, Natural Resources and Civil Conflict

Source: European Journal of Political Economy, 2017

Author(s): Giacomo De Luca, Petros G. Sekeris, and Juan F. Vargas

Topics: Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 29/10/2017

 

This paper proposes a model where weak rulers have incentives to let ethnically divided countries plunge in civil war. Allowing inter-group fighting reduces production–and hence the tax base–but enables the ruler to devote more resources to increasing the tax rate. This mechanism is increasingly salient with larger amounts of natural...

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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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Science Diplomacy and Dispute Management in the South China Sea (Chapter in "Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea: Beneath the Surface")

Science Diplomacy and Dispute Management in the South China Sea (Chapter in "Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea: Beneath the Surface")

Source: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

Author(s): James Borton

Countries: Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance

Added: 29/10/2017

 

This volume takes readers beneath the surface of the South China Sea by exploring critical but under-researched issues related to the maritime territorial disputes. It draws attention to the importance of private sector, civil society, and subnational actors’ roles in the disputes and sheds light on key policy issues that...

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The Indus Basin: The Potential for Basin-Wide Management between India and Pakistan

The Indus Basin: The Potential for Basin-Wide Management between India and Pakistan

Source: Springer International, 2016

Author(s): Douglas Hill

Countries: India, Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/10/2017

 

This chapter is concerned with how water can be sustainably managed across the Indus basin, focusing specifically on the challenges of surface water management in India and Pakistan. Governments in both countries have laid emphasis on the expansion of hydropower for storage, irrigation, and energy trading, and consequently the politics...

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Environmental Diplomacy in South Asia: Considering the Environmental Security, Conflict and Development Nexus

Environmental Diplomacy in South Asia: Considering the Environmental Security, Conflict and Development Nexus

Source: Geoforum, 2017

Author(s): Mabroor Hassan, Manzoor Khan Afridi, and Muhammad Irfan Khan

Countries: Pakistan

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

Added: 29/10/2017

 

Environmental security concerns have broadened the national security agenda and discourse of international relations. Yet environmental insecurity issues have endured impacts on livelihood, human security, social equity, human rights, internal security, political stability, economic growth and development of the state. Environmental challenges, such as climate change, water scarcity and energy...

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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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Gold Mining in Colombia, Post-War Crime and the Peace Agreement with the FARC

Gold Mining in Colombia, Post-War Crime and the Peace Agreement with the FARC

Source: Third World Thematics, 2017

Author(s): Frédéric Massé and Philippe Le Billon

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace Agreements

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Peace negotiations with left-wing insurgent groups have brought hope for a reduction in illegal economic activities in Colombia, including gold mining. We consider the impact of a transition to peace on possible trajectories of post-war crime in the gold sector, focusing on its major conflict-crime connections and responses by government...

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Leaving the Beaten Track? The EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Leaving the Beaten Track? The EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Source: Royal Institute for International Relations, 2017

Author(s): Jeroen Cuvelier

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Since the end of the 1990s, natural resources have been the focus point of policymakers, academics, journalists, NGO activists and other observers trying to find a solution to the enduring armed conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The illegal exploitation of mineral resources such as gold, diamonds, tin, tantalum and...

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