Conflict Causes

 

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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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China, India, and War over Water

China, India, and War over Water

Source: Challgenges in Asia, 2016

Author(s): Jin H. Pak

Countries: China, India

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/06/2017

 

This article examines the likelihood of water insecurity causing war between China and India. Water insecurity itself will not likely lead to armed conflict. But when coupled with other international and domestic factors, it could increase the likelihood of war. China’s water scarcity and its widening north-south water gap have...

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Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Source: Journal of Rural Studies, 2016

Author(s): Mabel Ukamake Dimelu, Edward Danjuma Salifu, and Edwin M. Igbokwe

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 15/06/2017

 

The study examined causes of conflict and effectiveness of management strategies in agrarian communities of Kogi State, Nigeria. A total 135 crop famers and 72 herdsmen were randomly selected and used for the study. Data were collected by use of structured interview schedule, focus group discussion and personal observation. The...

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Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict

Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict

Source: World Development Bank, 2010

Author(s): Alex Evans

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

This paper provides a brief assessment of how natural resource scarcity and global climate change may change the risk of violent conflict in the future. The resource scarcity element of the paper is primarily focused on resources required to meet basic needs such as food, land and water, as opposed...

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Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 14/06/2017

 

According to the consensus-based Global Report on Food Crises 2017, 108 million people across 48 countries are experiencing unacceptably high levels of acute food insecurity. This figure is 35 percent higher than in last year’s report when 80 million people were in the same situation. Major food crises are the...

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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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