Conflict Causes

 

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Temperature, Maize Yield, and Civil Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Temperature, Maize Yield, and Civil Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Climatic Change, 2017

Author(s): Tackseung Jun

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

Added: 19/06/2017

 

Civil conflicts have swept through many parts of sub-Saharan Africa in the past half century. Recently, scholars from backgrounds as diver as climate science, economics, political science, and anthropology have explored the effects of climate change on these civil conflicts, with mixed results. Our empirical results confirm effects of temperature...

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Climate Change and International Water Conflict in Central Asia

Climate Change and International Water Conflict in Central Asia

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Thomas Bernauer and Tobias Siegfried

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

We engage in a critical assessment of the neo-malthusian claim that climatic changes can be an important source of international tensions, in the extreme even militarized interstate disputes. The most likely scenario is conflict over water allocation in international catchments shared by poorer, less democratic, and politically less stable countries,...

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"Water War" in Mekong Basin?

"Water War" in Mekong Basin?

Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2012

Author(s): Scott W.D. Pearse-Smith

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

The Mekong River system provides a crucial source of natural resources for riparian nations. However, the increasingly rapid pace of hydro-development in the Mekong Basin is threatening the integrity of the river system, posing a real concern for Lower Basin states, which are particularly dependent on the basin. This scenario...

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Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene

Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene

Source: Center for Climate and Security, 2017

Author(s): Caitlin E. Werrell and Francesco Femia

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Multilateral political treaties. Just-in-time supply chains. Internet server infrastructure. Each of these illustrates the complex web of interdependence and reciprocity in our globalized society. The threats and challenges that confront it are often just as complex, with climate change being a particularly wicked problem, as uncertainties are many, impacts are...

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Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Source: International Organization Foundation, 2016

Author(s): Sarah M. Brooks and Marcus J. Kurtz

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

By the end of the twentieth century, a scholarly consensus emerged around the idea that oil fuels authoritarianism and slow growth. The natural abundance once thought to be a blessing was unconditionally, and then later only conditionally, a curse for political and economic development. We re-examine the relationship between oil...

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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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China, India, and War over Water

China, India, and War over Water

Source: Challgenges in Asia, 2016

Author(s): Jin H. Pak

Countries: China, India

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/06/2017

 

This article examines the likelihood of water insecurity causing war between China and India. Water insecurity itself will not likely lead to armed conflict. But when coupled with other international and domestic factors, it could increase the likelihood of war. China’s water scarcity and its widening north-south water gap have...

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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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Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict

Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict

Source: World Development Bank, 2010

Author(s): Alex Evans

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

This paper provides a brief assessment of how natural resource scarcity and global climate change may change the risk of violent conflict in the future. The resource scarcity element of the paper is primarily focused on resources required to meet basic needs such as food, land and water, as opposed...

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Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 14/06/2017

 

According to the consensus-based Global Report on Food Crises 2017, 108 million people across 48 countries are experiencing unacceptably high levels of acute food insecurity. This figure is 35 percent higher than in last year’s report when 80 million people were in the same situation. Major food crises are the...

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