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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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Land of Sorrow: Human Rights Violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park

Land of Sorrow: Human Rights Violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park

Source: International Federation for Human Rights, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Myanmar may soon face a land conflict epidemic as a result of the growing influx of investments and the consequent demand for land, unless laws and policies that adequately address land rights issues are urgently adopted and implemented. The Myotha Industrial Park typifies Myanmar’s current economic development model, which seeks...

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Seasonal Migration and Settlement around Lake Chad: Strategies for Control of Resources in an Increasingly Drying Lake

Seasonal Migration and Settlement around Lake Chad: Strategies for Control of Resources in an Increasingly Drying Lake

Source: Resources, 2017

Author(s): Felix Watang Zieba, Genesis Tambang Yengoh, and Abdouraman Tom

Countries: Cameroon

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/10/2017

 

The Lake Chad Basin has for a very long period supported the livelihoods of millions of peoples from the different countries that share this transboundary water resource. Its shrinking over the decades has meant that many of those who depend on it for livelihoods would have to adjust to the...

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Greening Africa's Borderlands: The Symbiotic Politics of Land and Borders in Peace Parks

Greening Africa's Borderlands: The Symbiotic Politics of Land and Borders in Peace Parks

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Maano Ramutsindela

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/10/2017

 

This paper probes borderlands as an entry point into an inquiry into the convergence between the politics of land and the politics of borders. Such politics is ascribed to real and imagined attributes of borderlands, including their ethnographies in Africa. I argue that borderlands enable a form of environmentalism that...

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Water Conflict and Cooperation in Southern Africa

Water Conflict and Cooperation in Southern Africa

Source: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2015

Author(s): Larry Swatuk

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/09/2017

 

The water resources of southern Africa have featured centrally in the global literature on water conflict and cooperation. This scholarship has appeared in two waves: (1) the post-Cold War focus on resource scarcities and the possibility of ‘water wars’ and (2) the mid-2000s rise of fears surrounding the impact of...

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Could Changing Power Relationships Lead to Better Water Sharing in Central Asia?

Could Changing Power Relationships Lead to Better Water Sharing in Central Asia?

Source: MDPI: Water, 2017

Author(s): Aibek Zhupankhan, Kamshat Tussupova, and Ronny Berndtsson

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/09/2017

 

Even though Central Asia is water rich, water disputes have characterized the region after crumbling of the Soviet Union in 1991. The uneven spatial distribution and complex pattern of transboundary water sources with contrasting national water needs have created an intricate water dilemma. Increasing national water needs, water claims by...

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Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Source: Security Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Jeannie L. Sowers, Erika Weinthal, and Neda Zawahri

Countries: Libya, Syria, Yemen

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 27/09/2017

 

Research in conflict studies and environmental security has largely focused on the mechanisms through which the environment and natural resources foster conflict or contribute to peacebuilding. An understudied area of research, however, concerns the ways in which warfare has targeted civilian infrastructure with long-term effects on human welfare and ecosystems....

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Food Security, Sustaining Peace and Gender Equality: Conceptual Framework and Future Directions

Food Security, Sustaining Peace and Gender Equality: Conceptual Framework and Future Directions

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/09/2017

 

The main objective of this study is to generate knowledge and make meaningful, evidence-based and actionable recommendations to governments and other stakeholders, particularly international organizations and FAO staff, on the nexus between supporting food and nutrition security, building peace and stability, and striving for gender equality. To this end, the...

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Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2008

Author(s): Itay Fischhendler

Countries: Israel, Jordan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Cooperation over transboundary environmental resources, water in particular, has been analyzed from various perspectives. Each study identifies the problems of cooperation differently and suggests different mechanisms to enhance it. Yet, the role of ambiguity, particularly significant in treaty design to resolve environmental disputes, has thus far been overlooked. Such a...

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