Conflict Causes

 

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The Resource Curse without Natural Resources: Expectations of Resource Booms and Their Impact 

The Resource Curse without Natural Resources: Expectations of Resource Booms and Their Impact 

Source: African Affairs, 2017

Author(s): Jędrzej George Frynas, Geoffrey Wood, and Timothy Hinks

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 06/07/2017

 

Many resource-rich countries have experienced a range of negative economic and political effects from natural resource extraction, often lumped together as the ‘resource curse’. This article investigates to what extent expectations of future natural resource booms in São Tomé e Príncipe and Madagascar led to ‘resource curse’ effects, even though...

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Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Source: Journal of Development Studies, 2016

Author(s): Maarten Voors, Peter Van Der Windt, Kostadis J. Papaioannou, and Erwin Bulte

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 06/07/2017

 

We empirically investigate the role of natural resources, and governance in explaining variation in the intensity of conflict during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. As a proxy for governance quality we exploit exogenous variation in political competition at the level of the chieftaincy. As a proxy for resources...

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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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Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia

Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Miguel Ángel and Pérez Martín

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

This series focuses on the indissoluble links uniting security, development and human rights as the three pillars of the UN, and the foundation of global governance. It takes into account how rising Asia has dramatically impacted the three pillars at the national, international and global levels of governance, but redirects...

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Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta

Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta

Source: Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2011

Author(s): Cyril I. Obi

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

The article analyzes the ways in which globalized oil extraction results in the dispossession of local people and fuels violent resistance in Nigeria's oil-rich, but impoverished Niger Delta. This follows from the transformation of resistance from non-violent to violent forms, involving well-publicized attacks by Niger Delta, ethnic-minority militias against the...

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Food Scarcity and State Vulnerability: Unpacking the Link between Climate Variability and Violent Unrest

Food Scarcity and State Vulnerability: Unpacking the Link between Climate Variability and Violent Unrest

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Benjamin T. Jones, Eleonara Mattiacci, and Bear F. Braumoeller

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

Increased scholarly focus on climate variability and its implications has given rise to a substantial literature on the relationship between climate-induced food insecurity and violent conflict. In this article, we theorize this relationship as contingent on the institutional and structural vulnerability of the state. States’ institutional and structural capabilities and...

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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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Climate Change Implications for Security - What Options for Policy? [Video]

Climate Change Implications for Security - What Options for Policy? [Video]

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 06/07/2017

 

Climate change is widely recognized as one of the major forces shaping the future. It is also an example of how human actions fundamentally affect the basic physical processes of the world with potentially disastrous consequences for human societies.Given the profound impact of climate change, it is increasingly being viewed...

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The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

Source: Stockholm Environmental Peace Research Institute, 2001

Author(s): Gennady Chufrin

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Over the past decade, the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs. Its vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, have attracted widespread international interest since the early 1990s. The international developments in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack...

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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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