Conflict Causes

 

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Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Source: The Journal of Politics, 2017

Author(s): Maria Carreri and Oeindrila Dube

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 21/01/2018

 

Do natural resources impair institutional outcomes? Existing work studies how natural resources influence the behavior of leaders in power. We study how they influence leaders’ rise to power. Our analysis focuses on oil price shocks and local democracy in Colombia, a country mired in civil conflict. We find that when...

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The Pastoral Conflict Takes a Deadlier Turn

The Pastoral Conflict Takes a Deadlier Turn

Source: SB Morgen Intelligence, 2018

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

The escalation in the pastoral conflict between nomadic cattle rearers, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group, and farmers from various ethnic groups indigenous to Nigeria’s Middle-Belt has led to the large scale destruction of lives and property in various parts of the country. Attacks by herdsmen, reprisals against...

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The Presource Curse

The Presource Curse

Source: International Monetary Fund, 2017

Author(s): James Cust and David Mihalyi

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 15/01/2018

 

Every year there are major discoveries of oil and gas deposits around the world. Government officials and citizens alike are jubilant, anticipating the prosperity these discoveries herald. But that exuberance can often be misplaced. Some countries have experienced growth disappointments after major oil finds, and economic problems have set in...

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Analysis on Driving Effect of the Urbanization Development Speed on Water Resources Conflict

Analysis on Driving Effect of the Urbanization Development Speed on Water Resources Conflict

Source: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2017

Author(s): Xiaoyuan Wu, Changxin Xu, and Qinghua Pang

Countries: China

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

This paper aims to research the driving effect of the urbanization development speed on water resources conflict by building the risk stress coupling analysis model of urbanization development speed and water conflict. Firstly, we use the nonlinear fuzzy comprehensive adjustment (FCA) measure model based on entropy weight method to determine...

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Water Scarcity and Rioting: Disaggregated Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Water Scarcity and Rioting: Disaggregated Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2017

Author(s): Christian Almer, Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti, and Manuel Oechslin

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

It is often purported that unusually dry weather conditions provoke small-scale social conflict—riots—by intensifying the competition for water. The present paper explores this hypothesis, using data from Sub-Saharan Africa. We rely on monthly data at the cell level (0.5×0.5 degrees), an approach that is tailored to the short-lived and local...

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The Politics of Natural Disasters in Protracted Conflict: The 2014 Flood in Kashmir

The Politics of Natural Disasters in Protracted Conflict: The 2014 Flood in Kashmir

Source: Oxford Development Studies, 2017

Author(s): Rajesh Venugopal

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 15/01/2018

 

This paper explores the politics of the 2014 floods in the contentious and conflict-prone Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The September 2014 floods were the most serious natural disaster in the state in the past 60 years, and affected some two million people in the Kashmir valley. Drawing on qualitative...

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The Next Frontier for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tackling Disasters in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

The Next Frontier for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tackling Disasters in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Source: Overseas Development Institute, 2017

Author(s): Katie Peters

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 15/01/2018

 

Every day, people around the world lose their lives and livelihoods as a result of natural hazard-related disasters. Too many people are living in contexts in which states do not provide the necessary protections by failing to invest in well-known mitigation or prevention measures, and are unsupported in their efforts...

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Explaining Fragmented and Fluid Mobilization in Gold Mining Concessions in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Explaining Fragmented and Fluid Mobilization in Gold Mining Concessions in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: The Extractive Industries and Society, 2017

Author(s): Sara Geenena and Judith Verweijen

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

The expansion of industrial mining in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has sparked social mobilization in gold mining concessions, most of which are important sites for artisanal mining. Congruent with observations on the nature of social movements in Africa, such mobilization is hyper-fragmented and fluid. We ascribe this...

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Conflict, Migration, and Food Security: The Role of Agriculture and Rural Development

Conflict, Migration, and Food Security: The Role of Agriculture and Rural Development

Source: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2017

Author(s): Jose Graziano Da Silva and Shenggen Fan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

The brief presents several policy recommendations to help prevent conflict and to address some of the underlying causes of forced migration: • Build resilience to conflict and other shocks. Early warning systems and social protection programs should be strengthened to help policymakers and populations respond to and mitigate the impact of...

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Bougainville: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Future of Large-Scale Mining (Chapter in "Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea")

Bougainville: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Future of Large-Scale Mining (Chapter in "Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea")

Source: ANU Press, 2017

Author(s): Anthony J. Regan

Countries: Papua New Guinea

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/01/2018

 

The 50-year relationship between large-scale mining (LSM) and locallevel politics in Bougainville has been complex and fraught. Bougainville is the only place in the world where host community violence has resulted in the long-term closure of a large-scale mine. Bougainville Copper Ltd (BCL), a subsidiary of Conzinc RioTinto Australia (CRA),...

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