Conflict Causes

 

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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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Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo

Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Kasper Hoffmann, Koen Vlassenroot, and Gauthier Marchais

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This contribution analyses the role of taxation in the constitution of authority in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a multitude of authorities alternately compete and collude over the right to extract resources. Taxation ranges from simple plunder, to protection rackets, to the material reciprocation of the...

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It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Gillian Mathys and Koen Vlassenroot

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Land disputes are considered both key sources and perpetuating factors of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the years, scholars and practitioners have identified a number of critical land-related factors contributing to violence and conflict. These include a considerable diversity of forms of land governance...

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Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

The 2016 Deyr or short rains season (October to December) brought severely low levels of rainfall to the region. The rainfall deficit was particularly acute across Somalia, southern and southeastern Ethiopia, northern and coastal Kenya and – to a lesser extent – southwestern Ethiopia and central and southwestern Uganda and...

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Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Martina Santschi and Cherry Leonardi

Countries: South Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In September 2014, a conflict erupted between South Sudanese and Ugandans in the borderlands of Kajokeji County, South Sudan and Moyo District, Uganda. Several people were killed, many more injured and thousands displaced. In Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda, the authors argue that the boundary dispute is not...

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The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

Source: Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, 2017

Author(s): Tony Andrews, Bernarda Elizalde, Philippe Le Billon, Chang Hoon Oh, David Reyes, and Ian Thompson

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The purpose of this research project is to delve beneath the surface manifestations of conflict related to mining activities in order to develop a deeper understanding of their nature and uncover their root causes, systems and pathways. We believe that a more systematic understanding of conflict will help those involved...

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Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Source: University of North Texas, 2013

Author(s): Christopher Macaulay and Paul R. Hensel

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Studies of interstate territorial conflict have recognized natural resources as one of the elements that makes many territories "salient" or valuable to the claimant states. These studies have generally treated all resources as equivalent, though, with no distinction made between issues based on their value or renewability. We suggest that...

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Resource Conflict as a Factor in the Darfur Crisis in Sudan

Resource Conflict as a Factor in the Darfur Crisis in Sudan

Source: University of Bergen, 2006

Author(s): Leif Manger

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The paper will deal with the broader understanding of the current crisis in Darfur, Sudan. A special focus should be on the major adaptational groups in Darfur and we should seek to develop a perspective that allows us to see the dynamic interrelationships of Darfurian agro-pastoral communities, and how varying...

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Findings around Conflict Sensitivity and Food Aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Findings around Conflict Sensitivity and Food Aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility, 2017

Author(s): Martina Santschi

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 04/10/2017

 

This briefing paper sheds light on some aspects of the conflict sensitivity of food aid in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG). In contrast to other states, NBeG has been spared by large scale armed violence, but it is affected by a severe food security crisis that has forced tens...

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Environmental (In)Security

Environmental (In)Security

Source: International Encyclopedia of Geography, 2017

Author(s): Simon Dalby

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 01/10/2017

 

Human insecurity is a matter of both environmental and social circumstances. In recent decades concerns with environmental change and its possible impacts on human societies have been linked to policy discussions of security. Scholarly analyses of resources, environment, change, and conflict suggest that these are far from simple linkages; scarcities...

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