Conflict Causes

 

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No Extraction without Representation: The Ethno-Regional Oil Curse and Secessionist Conflict

No Extraction without Representation: The Ethno-Regional Oil Curse and Secessionist Conflict

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Philipp Hunziker and Lars-Erik Cederman

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/07/2017

 

A large body of literature claims that oil production increases the risk of civil war. However, a growing number of skeptics argue that the oil–conflict link is not causal, but merely an artifact of flawed research designs. This article re-evaluates whether – and where – oil causes conflict by employing...

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Oil, Domestic Conflict, and Opportunities for Democratization

Oil, Domestic Conflict, and Opportunities for Democratization

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2014

Author(s): Jeff D Colgan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/07/2017

 

The resource curse literature suggests two stylized facts about oil-producing states (‘petrostates’) that are not easily reconciled with each other. On one hand, petrostates experience more frequent civil wars than non-petrostates. On the other hand, petrostates have more robust and long-lasting autocratic regimes. This is puzzling because one might expect...

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Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016

Author(s): Malin Mobjörk, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Hannes Sonnsjö, Sebastian van Baalen, Lisa Maria Dellmuth, and Niklas Bremberg

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This report provides an overview of climate-related security risks and policy responses for addressing those risks. It does this by, fi rst, analysing six thematic areas in which climate change can pose security risks, and then investigating how policy organizations integrate climate-related security risks into their policies and practical work....

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Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This website offers a platform for exchange on environment, conflict, and cooperation (ECC). It aims to foster sustainable peace and development by gathering knowledge on environmental conflict and cooperation as well as by creating networks among stakeholders from the development, environment, foreign and security communities worldwide. Environmental aspects are increasingly recognised...

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Temperature, Maize Yield, and Civil Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Temperature, Maize Yield, and Civil Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Climatic Change, 2017

Author(s): Tackseung Jun

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

Added: 19/06/2017

 

Civil conflicts have swept through many parts of sub-Saharan Africa in the past half century. Recently, scholars from backgrounds as diver as climate science, economics, political science, and anthropology have explored the effects of climate change on these civil conflicts, with mixed results. Our empirical results confirm effects of temperature...

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Climate Change and International Water Conflict in Central Asia

Climate Change and International Water Conflict in Central Asia

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Thomas Bernauer and Tobias Siegfried

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

We engage in a critical assessment of the neo-malthusian claim that climatic changes can be an important source of international tensions, in the extreme even militarized interstate disputes. The most likely scenario is conflict over water allocation in international catchments shared by poorer, less democratic, and politically less stable countries,...

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"Water War" in Mekong Basin?

"Water War" in Mekong Basin?

Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2012

Author(s): Scott W.D. Pearse-Smith

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

The Mekong River system provides a crucial source of natural resources for riparian nations. However, the increasingly rapid pace of hydro-development in the Mekong Basin is threatening the integrity of the river system, posing a real concern for Lower Basin states, which are particularly dependent on the basin. This scenario...

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Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene

Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene

Source: Center for Climate and Security, 2017

Author(s): Caitlin E. Werrell and Francesco Femia

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

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Multilateral political treaties. Just-in-time supply chains. Internet server infrastructure. Each of these illustrates the complex web of interdependence and reciprocity in our globalized society. The threats and challenges that confront it are often just as complex, with climate change being a particularly wicked problem, as uncertainties are many, impacts are...

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Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Source: International Organization Foundation, 2016

Author(s): Sarah M. Brooks and Marcus J. Kurtz

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

By the end of the twentieth century, a scholarly consensus emerged around the idea that oil fuels authoritarianism and slow growth. The natural abundance once thought to be a blessing was unconditionally, and then later only conditionally, a curse for political and economic development. We re-examine the relationship between oil...

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Weather and Resource Information as Tools for Dealing with Farmer-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel

Weather and Resource Information as Tools for Dealing with Farmer-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel

Source: Earth System Dynamics, 2016

Author(s): Ole Mertz, Kjeld Rasmussen, and Laura Vang Rasmussen

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

Added: 15/06/2017

 

Conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the Sahel mainly arise from competition over land and water resources or because of livestock damage to crops. Rather than being linked to larger environmental change processes such as climate change, conflicts are often caused by inappropriate zoning of land, governance and unequal power...

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