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Pipelines, Protest, and Property

Pipelines, Protest, and Property

Source: Great Plains Research, 2017

Author(s): Jessica A. Shoemaker

Countries: United States

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 13/11/2017

 

At the end of 2016, more than 2.7 million miles of pipe carrying natural gas, crude oil, and other hazardous liquids crisscrossed the United States (PHMSA 2017). Most of these pipelines were built without major confl ict. Th ey required numerous government approvals and many, many property transfers of private...

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Threat Economies and Armed Conservation in Northeastern Central African Republic

Threat Economies and Armed Conservation in Northeastern Central African Republic

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Louisa Lombard

Countries: Central African Republic

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 12/11/2017

 

This article, based on ethnographic and archival research in the northeastern parklands of the Central African Republic (CAR), explores the area’s history of armed conservation. Critical scholarly accounts of armed conservation practices and projects often starkly contrast the people involved in them: there are agents of the state, or state-like...

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Explaining Ethnic Mobilization against Resource Extraction: How Collective Action Frames, Motives, and Opportunities Interact

Explaining Ethnic Mobilization against Resource Extraction: How Collective Action Frames, Motives, and Opportunities Interact

Source: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Journal, 2017

Author(s): Annegret Kuhn

Countries: Bolivia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 12/11/2017

 

The causal mechanisms linking natural resources and ethnic mobilization remain highly contested in the literature. Using novel data generated from interviews with ethnic representatives in Bolivia, the article addresses this research gap by combining a most similar systems design comparison of two local cases with a deviant case analysis. Results...

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Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Source: UN Security Council, 2017

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 06/11/2017

 

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2352 (2017), in which the Council requested to be informed of progress in implementing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and to have any serious violations of all applicable agreements brought...

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Selling Green Militarization: The Discursive (Re)production of Militarized Conservation in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Selling Green Militarization: The Discursive (Re)production of Militarized Conservation in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Esther Marijnen and Judith Verweijen

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/10/2017

 

In recent years, the militarization of nature conservation has intensified, especially in protected areas located in conflict zones or plagued by ‘poaching crises’. Such ‘green militarization’ is enabled by a range of discursive techniques that allow it to be seen as a ‘normal’ and ‘legitimate’ response. This article analyzes these...

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Grabbing the 'Clean Slate': The Politics of the Intersection of Land Grabbing, Disasters and Climate Change

Grabbing the 'Clean Slate': The Politics of the Intersection of Land Grabbing, Disasters and Climate Change

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2015

Author(s): Maria Angelina Mariano Uson

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Land

Added: 31/10/2017

 

Land grabs in the wake of a disaster are nothing new. However this phenomenon gains certain particularities and interest when it happens within the current context of climate change policy initiatives and the global land rush. This nexus produces a new set of political processes containing new actors and alliances,...

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Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Source: International Crisis Group, 2017

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

What happened? On 16 October 2017, the Iraqi federal government launched an operation to restore Iraqi sovereignty over the disputed territories, including Kirkuk and its oil fields. This reversed the situation in place since the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of an onslaught by the Islamic State in June...

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How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

Source: Environ, 2017

Author(s): Lina Eklund, Michael Degerald, Martin Brandt, Alexander V. Prishchepov, and Petter Pilesjö

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Socio-economic shocks, technogenic catastrophes, and armed conflicts often have drastic impacts on local and regional food security through disruption of agricultural production and food trade, reduced investments, and deterioration of land and infrastructure. Recently, more research has focused on the effects of armed conflict on land systems, but still little...

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Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Source: International Affairs Journal, 2017

Author(s): Pádraig Carmody

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This is an unusual, fascinating and important book. The role of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's conflict(s) has received much media and academic attention in recent decades. However, this is the first book—that I am aware of—which explicitly focuses on a wide range of Congo's resources and...

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Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Source: African Geographical Review, 2017

Author(s): Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Following the International Committee...

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