Conflict Causes

 

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Drivers of Natural Resource-Based Political Conflict

Drivers of Natural Resource-Based Political Conflict

Source: Policy Sciences, 2003

Author(s): Martin Nie

Countries: United States of America

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2018

 

Why are some natural resource-based political conflicts so controversial, acrimonious and intractable? What factors drive these conflicts? And what turns the common political conflict into the high-level, symbolic, and sustained political conflict? This paper conceptualizes the 'drivers' of natural resource-based political conflict in the United States. It examines the dominant...

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Conservation by Racialized Dispossession: The Making of an Eco-destination on Honduras’s North Coast

Conservation by Racialized Dispossession: The Making of an Eco-destination on Honduras’s North Coast

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Christopher Anthony Loperena

Countries: Honduras

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 20/12/2017

 

Within the context of neoliberal conservation and ecotourism development, the Honduran state has prioritized the desires of foreign tourists and private investors over the needs of indigenous and black coastal inhabitants, and increasingly this is leading to state-sanctioned violence against marginalized groups. I use Peluso’s analytic of coercive conservation (1993)...

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Violence and Conservation: Beyond Unintended Consequences and Unfortunate Coincidences

Violence and Conservation: Beyond Unintended Consequences and Unfortunate Coincidences

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Diana Bocarejo and Diana Ojeda

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 20/12/2017

 

While the relationship between violence and conservation has gained increasing attention in both aca-demic and activist circles, official and public discourses often portray their entanglements as (unlucky)overlapping phenomena. In this article, we show how, under specific practices of state territorialization,conservation becomes both the means and reasons for violence. Based on...

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Understanding the Connections Between Climate Change and Conflict: Contributions From Geography and Political Ecology

Understanding the Connections Between Climate Change and Conflict: Contributions From Geography and Political Ecology

Source: Current Climate Change Reports, 2017

Author(s): Daniel Abrahams and Edward R. Carr

Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Programming

Added: 18/12/2017

 

The connections between climate change and conflict inherently raise questions related to space, scale, and nature-society relations, all themes central to modern geographic thought. The geographic and political ecological literature — and the literature informed by geography and political ecology — generally explores the relationship between climate change and conflict...

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Does Climate Change Drive Land-Use Conflicts in the Sahel?

Does Climate Change Drive Land-Use Conflicts in the Sahel?

Source: EQA. International Journal of Environmental Quality , 2009

Author(s): Stefano Piastra

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

Added: 18/12/2017

 

In the last decades the Aral Sea, located in Central Asia on the boundary between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, experienced a dramatic shrinking, divulged even in newspapers and magazines. Such an ecological catastrophe, renamed the “Aral Sea Crisis”, was triggered by the artificial diversion of the rivers of the basin during...

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Natural Resource Production and the Risk of Conflict Recurrence

Natural Resource Production and the Risk of Conflict Recurrence

Source: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 2016

Author(s): Vita Roy

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

Added: 18/12/2017

 

Do different types of natural resources have varying impacts on the risk of conflict recurrence? Using a classification of high-value natural resources according to their lootability and obstructability, this article develops a framework bridging research on natural resources and conflict recurrence. I find evidence for the destabilizing character of easily...

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“Blind Passes” and the Production of Green Security through Violence on the Guatemalan Border

“Blind Passes” and the Production of Green Security through Violence on the Guatemalan Border

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Megan Ybarra

Countries: Guatemala

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 18/12/2017

 

Guatemalan protected areas have been sites for genocidal massacres, drug trafficking landing strips, and remilitarized “states of emergency,” but these activities are rarely considered in relation to conservation practices. This paper employs a political ecology approach to analyze interpellations of transboundary spaces as security threats, arguing that threat narratives produce...

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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: Zed Books, 2016

Author(s): Theodore Trefon

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 18/12/2017

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the natural resources the world needs – it is crucial to satisfying our craving for the latest high-tech gadgets; the Inga Dam could light up all of Africa; while Congo’s farmers could feed a billion people. These realities are redefining the country’s strategic contribution...

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Building Resilience to Conflict through Food Security Policies and Programs: An Overview

Building Resilience to Conflict through Food Security Policies and Programs: An Overview

Source: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014

Author(s): Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, Jean-Francois Maystadt, Jean-Francois Trinh Tan, Perrihan Al-Riffai, Khalida Bouzar, Abdelkarim Sma, and Mohamed Abdelgadir

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

Added: 18/12/2017

 

One and a half billion people still live in fragile, conflict‐ affected areas. People in these countries are about twice as likely to be malnourished and to die during infancy as people in other developing countries. This outcome is often a direct consequence of conflict: conflict reduces food availability by...

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Enhancing Resilience to Climate-Induced Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Enhancing Resilience to Climate-Induced Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Source: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014

Author(s): Margherita Bernal Calderone, Derek D. Headey, and Jean-Francois Maystadt

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

Added: 18/12/2017

 

The interaction between climatic shocks and conflict has long been thought to have negative effects on vulnerable communities. Climatic shocks are considered to be one of the root causes of conflict, especially in resource‐constrained settings. At the same time, conflicts tend to exacerbate existing vulnerability, leading to poverty‐conflict traps at...

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