Conflict Causes

 

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Climate Change and Conflict for Water a Threat to Peace and Security in South Asia

Climate Change and Conflict for Water a Threat to Peace and Security in South Asia

Source: Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare, 2016

Author(s): Abhaya K. Singh

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/06/2017

 

There is a popular, tongue-in-cheek saying in America attributed to the writer Mark Twain, who lived through the early phase of the California Water Wars that “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” It highlights the consequences, even if somewhat apocryphally, as ever-scarcer water resources create a...

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The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading towards the Natural Resource Curse?

The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading towards the Natural Resource Curse?

Source: The Pacific Review, 2010

Author(s): Benjamin K. Sovacool

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 02/06/2017

 

The notion of the resource curse suggests that countries with large caches of natural resources often perform worse in terms of economic growth, social devel-opment, and good governance than other countries with fewer resources. The theory posits that countries depending on oil or other extractive industries for their liveli-hood are...

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Conflict over Natural Resources among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: A Look at Recent Initiatives in Conflict Resolution

Conflict over Natural Resources among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: A Look at Recent Initiatives in Conflict Resolution

Source: Journal of International Development, 2003

Author(s): Rachel Berger

Countries: Kenya

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

Added: 01/06/2017

 

The paper describes the traditional relationship between pastoralism and the environment, and the institutions that underpin livelihood security and natural resource management. It identifies the circumstances that have led to pastoralism coming under threat and the resulting increase in inter-tribal conflict over natural resources. The paper discusses how pastoralist institutions...

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India: Conflict over Natural Resources--A Study on Jharbadhali Micro Watershed in Odisha

India: Conflict over Natural Resources--A Study on Jharbadhali Micro Watershed in Odisha

Source: Conflict Studies Quarterly, 2016

Author(s): Suman Devi and Niharranjan Mishra

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/06/2017

 

In India, especially in rural areas, people mainly depend on natural resources for the livelihood. Due to the immense importance of natural resources, the potential to create conflict among the resource users exist. The term ‘watershed project’ has initiated for the conservation of natural resources such as land and water....

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The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

Source: The European Journal of Development Research, 2008

Author(s): Bruce Guenther

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/06/2017

 

This paper builds on the growing literature on the political resource curse by highlighting the potential impacts of risitarianing global commodity prices on good governance and peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It confirms the existence of the connection between natural resource dependence, armed conflict and weak governance,...

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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Source: IZA Institute for Labor Economics, 2017

Author(s): Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn, and Nancy Qian

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 24/05/2017

 

This paper investigates the long-run effects of climate change on conflict by examining cooling from 1400-1900 CE, a period that includes most of the Little Ice Age. We construct a geo-referenced and digitized database of conflicts in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 1400-1900, which we merge with...

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Water Conflicts

Water Conflicts

Source: The International Encyclopedia of Geography, 2017

Author(s): Jacob D. Petersen-Perlman and Aaron T. Wolf

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The transboundary nature of water may lead to conflicts regarding its use. Yet, entities, both national and international, are more likely to cooperate over water than to engage in conflict. While the risk of water conflict may be exacerbated by several factors, institutional capacity, in the form of treaties or...

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Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2015

Author(s): Benjamin Smith

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The study of the “resource curse” has become a major research agenda with multiple outcomes of interest—regime type, regime stability, civil conflict and economic growth to name a few. However, the proliferation of different measurement choices has hamstrung the quest for knowledge accumulation. In this essay I present a new...

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Housing, Land and Property Factsheet (April 2017)-Afghanistan

Housing, Land and Property Factsheet (April 2017)-Afghanistan

Source: Housing, Land and Property Task Force, 2017

Author(s): Housing, Land and Property Task Force

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land

Added: 24/05/2017

 

Forced displacement often leads to the loss of land, homes and other property with serious consequences for individuals and communities, who as a result are deprived of their main source of physical and economic security. Disputes involving housing, land and property (HLP) are both a fundamental cause of conflict as...

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A Resolution for a Peaceful Climate: Opportunities for the UN Security Council

A Resolution for a Peaceful Climate: Opportunities for the UN Security Council

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2017

Author(s): Camilla Born

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The risk of human suffering is increasing sharply across the world. Stark inequality, shifting demographics, resource scarcity and extreme weather are each providing fertile ground for conflict. But scientific evidence shows that the worst is still to come; the Earth is projected to warm to 2.2°C above pre-industrial levels by...

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