Governance

 

There are 947 items related to Governance. Items are listed by date added.

 

Ending Wars, Consolidating Peace: Economic Perspectives

Ending Wars, Consolidating Peace: Economic Perspectives

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) , 2010

Author(s): Mats Berdal & Achim Wennmann

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 06/08/2014

 

The transition from war to peace is fraught with tension and the risk of a return to bloodshed. With so much at stake, it is crucial that the international community and local stakeholders make sense of the complex mosaic of challenges, to support a lasting, inclusive and prosperous peace. Recent...

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The Use of Nuclear Weapons and the Protection of the Environment during International Armed Conflict

The Use of Nuclear Weapons and the Protection of the Environment during International Armed Conflict

Source: Hart Publishing, 2008

Author(s): Erik Koppe

Topics: Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 06/08/2014

 

In 1996, the International Court of Justice delivered an Advisory Opinion on the legality of the use of nuclear weapons in which the Court stated that "while the existing international law relating to the protection and safeguarding of the environment does not specifically prohibit the use of nuclear weapons it...

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Green War: An Assessment of the Environmental Law of International Armed Conflict

Green War: An Assessment of the Environmental Law of International Armed Conflict

Source: Center for Naval War Studies, 1996

Author(s): Michael N. Schmitt

Topics: Governance

Added: 06/08/2014

 

During the First Gulf War of 1990–1991, Iraqi forces engaged in activities, including dumping oil into the Persian Gulf and igniting Kuwaiti oil wells, which drew global attention to the environmental consequences of warfare. This chapter identifies and assesses the international legal regime governing the environmental impact of armed conflict....

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Cultivating Peace: Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management

Cultivating Peace: Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management

Source: World Bank, 1999

Author(s): Daniel Buckles

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

Added: 05/08/2014

 

Conflict over natural resources — such as land, water, and forests — has for ages been widespread. Whether it be a local dispute between farmers and ranchers or an international clash over shared resources, people everywhere compete for the natural resources they need to ensure or enhance their quality of...

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Negotiate: Reaching Agreements Over Water

Negotiate: Reaching Agreements Over Water

Source: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), 2010

Author(s): John Dore, Julia Robinson & Mark Smith

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/08/2014

 

Around the world people are involved in negotiations about water. This is a book for practitioners committed to negotiations which lead to fair agreements about how societies sensibly use water. The book provides ideas, tools and inspiration.   The book recognizes that water negotiation is often complex – socially, economically and environmentally....

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Gold and Diamonds in the Central African Republic: The Country’s Mining Sector, and Related Social, Economic and Environmental Issues

Gold and Diamonds in the Central African Republic: The Country’s Mining Sector, and Related Social, Economic and Environmental Issues

Source: IPIS, 2013

Author(s): Ken Matthysen & Iain Clarkson

Countries: CAR

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Gold and diamonds in Central Africa easily conjure up images of conflict, rebel funding, human rights violations, and smuggling. As a country landlocked within an unstable region, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and recently the scene of another coup attempt, the Central African Republic (CAR) might be considered an...

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A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Fraud and Improving: Contribution of the Diamond Industry to Local Communities in the Central African Republic

A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Fraud and Improving: Contribution of the Diamond Industry to Local Communities in the Central African Republic

Source: The World Bank, 2010

Author(s): Brigitte Bocoum,

Countries: CAR

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 04/08/2014

 

This report is the fourth in a series commissioned by the World Bank with the objective of supporting the government of the Central African Republic in its efforts to reduce fraud and improve the economic contribution of the mining industry—in particular, the diamond industry—to the national and local economies. The...

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Risks and Opportunities from Natural Resources and the Environment for Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic

Risks and Opportunities from Natural Resources and the Environment for Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic

Source: UNEP, 2009

Author(s): David Jensen, Mark Halle & Matti Lehtonen

Countries: CAR

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/08/2014

 

The Central African Republic (CAR) became the fourth agenda country of the United Nations.   Peacebuilding Commission in June 2008. The strategic framework for peace consolidation in CAR, in line with the priorities of the CAR Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 2008–2010 (PRSP), focuses on the three pillars of security, governance, and regional...

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Environmental Conflict and the Politics of Oil in the Oil-Bearing Areas of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Environmental Conflict and the Politics of Oil in the Oil-Bearing Areas of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Source: Peace & Conflict Review, 2010

Author(s): Abosede Babatunde

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Oil wealth enriches Nigeria, but it has not alleviated the poverty and deprivation in the oil-bearing areas of the Niger Delta. Oil-bearing areas have been exposed to ecological risks that have culminated in the violence characterizing the region. Literature has highlighted the consequences of oil exploitation, such as social tension...

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The Challenge of War Economies: The Role of the International Community and Civil Society Organisations

The Challenge of War Economies: The Role of the International Community and Civil Society Organisations

Source: Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management, 2005

Author(s): Volker Böge & Angelika Spelten

Topics: Governance

Added: 04/08/2014

 

The article by Karen Ballentine and Heiko Nitzschke on The Political Economy of Civil War and Conflict Transformation provides an excellent overview of the topic. The authors’ arguments reflect the current state of research and contribute significant new aspects to the discussion of war economies.   The purpose of this commentary is...

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