Conflict Causes

 

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Identifying the Effect of Climate Variability on Communal Conflict through Randomization

Identifying the Effect of Climate Variability on Communal Conflict through Randomization

Source: Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Author(s): Esteve Corbera, Carol Hunsberger, and Chayan Vaddhanaphuti

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 26/09/2017

 

In recent years, the focus of quantitative climate-conflict research has shifted from studying civil wars to studying different types of conflicts, particularly non-state and communal conflicts, based on the argument that these local-level conflicts are a more likely consequence of climate variability than civil war. However, the findings from previous...

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Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 2015

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/09/2017

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo is recovering from conflicts, posting substantial improvement in overall macroeconomic performance since the cessation of the war, on the back of robust copper and cobalt exports. Inflation has also declined remarkably and it has stabilized at single-digit levels thanks in major part to restrictive fiscal...

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Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War Revisited

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War Revisited

Source: Political Geography Journal, 2017

Author(s): Jan Selby, Omar S. Dahi, Christiane Fröhlich, and Mike Hulme

Countries: Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/09/2017

 

For proponents of the view that anthropogenic climate change will become a ‘threat multiplier’ for instability in the decades ahead, the Syrian civil war has become a recurring reference point, providing apparently compelling evidence that such conflict effects are already with us. According to this view, human-induced climatic change was...

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Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State-Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991-93

Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State-Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991-93

Source: International Security, 1998

Author(s): Colin Kahl

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 13/09/2017

 

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Demographic Change, Natural Resources and Violence: The Current Debate

Demographic Change, Natural Resources and Violence: The Current Debate

Source: Journal of International Affairs, 2002

Author(s): Colin Kahl

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/09/2017

 

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Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Source: The 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, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

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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Regional Development and Migration in the Lower Basin of the Zambezi River: The Importance of Property Rights

Regional Development and Migration in the Lower Basin of the Zambezi River: The Importance of Property Rights

Source: Socio-economic Planning Sciences, 2016

Author(s): Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

Countries: Mozambique

Topics: Conflict Causes

Added: 08/09/2017

 

Globalization is associated with pressures and conflicts over natural resources, with migration, urbanization and development. The analyzes these phenomena focusing the Lower Basin of the Zambezi River in Mozambique where external demand over natural resources have been associated with huge projects on transport infrastructures, coal mining and agroforestry, somehow correlated...

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Do Institutions Mitigate the Risk of  Natural Resource Conflicts

Do Institutions Mitigate the Risk of Natural Resource Conflicts

Source: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2016

Author(s): Colin O'Reilly and Ryan H Murphy

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

The resource curse, as manifested by an increased likelihood of conflict over rents, can be mitigated by institutions. Lei and Michaels find that discoveries of “giant” oil fields increase the likelihood of violent conflict, but they find no evidence that democratic institutions mitigate this risk. We test whether institutions mitigate...

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The Politics of Displacement-Related Land Conflict in Yei River County, South Sudan

The Politics of Displacement-Related Land Conflict in Yei River County, South Sudan

Source: The Journal of Modern African Studies, 2016

Author(s): Peter Justin; Mathijs van Leeuwen

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Drawing on empirical evidence from Yei River County in South Sudan, this paper argues that, rather than a temporary phenomenon, displacement may lead to a drastic reorganisation of land occupation and governance. Such reorganisation may become strongly connected to broader political contention. In the case of Yei, existing legal frameworks...

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Multiple Stressors, Food System Vulnerability and Food Insecurity in Humla, Nepal

Multiple Stressors, Food System Vulnerability and Food Insecurity in Humla, Nepal

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2017

Author(s): Yograj Gauta and Peter Andersen

Countries: Nepal

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

Added: 07/09/2017

 

As the impacts of climate change (CC) have become apparent, Nepal has recently implemented a number of programs emphasizing climate sensitive resource management and development interventions. However, the attribution of vulnerability to CC alone may misdirect these programs because it is only one of multiple factors that affect rural livelihoods....

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