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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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Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This website offers a platform for exchange on environment, conflict, and cooperation (ECC). It aims to foster sustainable peace and development by gathering knowledge on environmental conflict and cooperation as well as by creating networks among stakeholders from the development, environment, foreign and security communities worldwide. Environmental aspects are increasingly recognised...

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Weather and Resource Information as Tools for Dealing with Farmer-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel

Weather and Resource Information as Tools for Dealing with Farmer-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel

Source: Earth System Dynamics, 2016

Author(s): Ole Mertz, Kjeld Rasmussen, and Laura Vang Rasmussen

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

Added: 15/06/2017

 

Conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the Sahel mainly arise from competition over land and water resources or because of livestock damage to crops. Rather than being linked to larger environmental change processes such as climate change, conflicts are often caused by inappropriate zoning of land, governance and unequal power...

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Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Source: Journal of Rural Studies, 2016

Author(s): Mabel Ukamake Dimelu, Edward Danjuma Salifu, and Edwin M. Igbokwe

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 15/06/2017

 

The study examined causes of conflict and effectiveness of management strategies in agrarian communities of Kogi State, Nigeria. A total 135 crop famers and 72 herdsmen were randomly selected and used for the study. Data were collected by use of structured interview schedule, focus group discussion and personal observation. The...

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