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A Geography of Peace: An Investigation of Post-conflict Property and Land Administration in Aceh

A Geography of Peace: An Investigation of Post-conflict Property and Land Administration in Aceh

Source: McGill University (PhD Dissertation), 2013

Author(s): Arthur Green

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 06/08/2017

 

This dissertation contributes to the understanding of how the social embeddedness of property impacts post-conflict natural resource management and peacebuilding. While the idea of property as rights is naturalized in many current discourses, working with this idea that property is merely rights can cause unanticipated problems. This is especially the...

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The Politics of Displacement-Related Land Conflict in Yei River County, South Sudan

The Politics of Displacement-Related Land Conflict in Yei River County, South Sudan

Source: The Journal of Modern African Studies, 2016

Author(s): Peter Justin and Mathijs van Leeuwen

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Drawing on empirical evidence from Yei River County in South Sudan, this paper argues that, rather than a temporary phenomenon, displacement may lead to a drastic reorganisation of land occupation and governance. Such reorganisation may become strongly connected to broader political contention. In the case of Yei, existing legal frameworks...

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Energy from the Foodbowl: Associated Land-Use Conflicts, Risks and Wicked Problems

Energy from the Foodbowl: Associated Land-Use Conflicts, Risks and Wicked Problems

Source: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2016

Author(s): Jo-Anne Everingham, Nina Collins, Jim Cavaye, Will Rifkin, Sue Vinke, Thomas Baumgartl, and Daniel Rodriguez

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Programming

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This article reports on a study of an agricultural region in southeast Queensland, Australia that is undergoing rapid change with development of an extensive coal seam gas industry and some large open cut coal mines. The region has become a locus of land use conflict between various industries: farming, grazing,...

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Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty and Conflict

Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty and Conflict

Source: Island Press, 2011

Author(s): Peter J. Balint, Ronald E. Stewart, Anand Desai, and Lawrence C. Walters

Topics: Governance, Land, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

"Wicked" problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political stalemates; wicked problems in the environmental arena typically emerge from entrenched conflicts over natural resource management and over the prioritization of economic and conservation goals...

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Urban Land Conflict in the Global South: Towards an Analytical Framework

Urban Land Conflict in the Global South: Towards an Analytical Framework

Source: Urban Studies, 2016

Author(s): Melanie Lombard and Carole Rakodi

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Land

Added: 12/07/2017

 

In cities of the Global South, access to land is a pressing concern. Typically neither states nor markets provide suitable land for all users, especially low-income households. In the context of urban growth and inequality, acute competition for land and the regulatory failures of states often result in conflict, which...

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Living off the Land: The Connection between Cropland, Food Security, and Violence against Civilians

Living off the Land: The Connection between Cropland, Food Security, and Violence against Civilians

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Ore Koren and Benjamin E. Bagozzi

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

Food security has attracted widespread attention in recent years. Yet, despite preliminary evidence connecting food insecurity to political violence, we lack a systematic understanding of the relationship(s) between local food resources and violence against civilians. This study develops a food-security based theory to explain the significant variation that we observe...

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Case Study: Farmer–Herder Conflicts in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Case Study: Farmer–Herder Conflicts in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Charlène Cabot

Countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

This chapter is a case study that tests hypotheses in order to determine if political factors can reduce violence in cases of climate-change-induced or -aggravated agro-pastoral conflicts over natural resources. Three West African countries were selected because of their common socio-economic and environmental characteristics and because they host comparable farmer–herder...

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Natural Resource Conflict Analysis Among Pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia

Natural Resource Conflict Analysis Among Pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 2017

Author(s): Fekadu Beyene

Countries: Ethiopia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

This paper examines resource-related conflict among pastoralists in southern Ethiopia, specifically the Somali and Oromo ethnic groups. It applies theories of property rights, environmental security and political ecology to discuss the complexity of the conflict, using narrative analysis and conflict mapping. Results reveal that the conflict results from interrelated cultural,...

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Peacebuilding and Resource Crimes: White-Collar Criminalization and Associated Human Rights Abuses in Post-War Natural Resources Sectors

Peacebuilding and Resource Crimes: White-Collar Criminalization and Associated Human Rights Abuses in Post-War Natural Resources Sectors

Source: University of British Columbia - Vancouver, 2017

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 03/07/2017

 

With increased resource extraction and hybrid forms of governance, postwar situations can present an opportune context for white-collar crime in resource sectors-including corruption, tax evasion, land dispossession, and illegal resource exploitation. Based on four case studies, white-collar crime is frequently legitimated under the guise of reconstruction and economic growth strategies,...

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Large Scale Land Acquisitions and REDD+: A Synthesis of Conflicts and Opportunities

Large Scale Land Acquisitions and REDD+: A Synthesis of Conflicts and Opportunities

Source: Environmental Research Letters, 2017

Author(s): Sarah Carter, Ameur M. Manceur, Ralf Seppelt, Kathleen Hermans-Neumann, Martin Herold, and Lou Verchot

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Large scale land acquisitions (LSLA), and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) are both land based phenomena which when occurring in the same area, can compete with each other for land. A quantitative analysis of country characteristics revealed that land available for agriculture, accessibility, and political stability are...

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