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International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

Source: University of California Press , 2016

Author(s): Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although media coverage and some scholars tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward armed conflict and war, Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar demonstrate that there are many examples of and mechanisms...

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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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Socio-Environmental Conflicts on Hydropower: The São Luiz do Tapajós Project in Brazil

Socio-Environmental Conflicts on Hydropower: The São Luiz do Tapajós Project in Brazil

Source: Environmental Science and Policy Journal, 2017

Author(s): Christoph Ernst Emil Hess and Eva Fenrich

Countries: Brazil

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Economic expansion and related resource and infrastructure needs provoke an increase of socio-environmental conflicts worldwide, and methodologies for their comprehensive analysis and understanding are necessary. The present paper suggests a methodology for the analysis of socio-environmental conflicts on hydropower, developed from a case study on the São Luiz do Tapajós...

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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 Fifth Column:  Understanding the Relationship between Corruption and Conflict

The Fifth Column: Understanding the Relationship between Corruption and Conflict

Source: Transparancy International, 2017

Author(s): Karolina MacLachlan, Dave Allen, Tobias Bock, Katherine Dixon, Rebecca Graves, Hilary Hurd, and Leah Wawro

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Programming

Added: 13/09/2017

 

At the end of the last century, the Western foreign policy consensus was that increases in global wealth, a more interconnected world, and ever greater levels of citizen participation in democratic economies would drive international politics towards a more just, open, and prosperous global order. But the assumed progress towards...

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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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Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Source: The Journal of Development Studies, 2016

Author(s): Maarten Voors, Peter Van Der Windt, Kostadis J. Papaioannou, and Erwin Bulte

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

We empirically investigate the role of natural resources, and governance in explaining variation in the intensity of conflict during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. As a proxy for governance quality we exploit exogenous variation in political competition at the level of the chieftaincy. As a proxy for resources...

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Do Institutions Mitigate the Risk of  Natural Resource Conflicts

Do Institutions Mitigate the Risk of Natural Resource Conflicts

Source: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2016

Author(s): Colin O'Reilly and Ryan H Murphy

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

The resource curse, as manifested by an increased likelihood of conflict over rents, can be mitigated by institutions. Lei and Michaels find that discoveries of “giant” oil fields increase the likelihood of violent conflict, but they find no evidence that democratic institutions mitigate this risk. We test whether institutions mitigate...

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Beyond Symbolism: Problems and Prospects with Prosecuting Environmental Destruction before the ICC

Beyond Symbolism: Problems and Prospects with Prosecuting Environmental Destruction before the ICC

Source: Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2017

Author(s): Eliana Teresa Cusato

Topics: Governance

Added: 07/09/2017

 

In September 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor issued a new policy paper detailing the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) priorities for case selection and prioritization, including giving a ‘particular consideration to prosecuting Rome Statute crimes that are committed by means of, or that result in, inter alia, the...

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