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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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Climate Risk and Food Security in Mali: A Historical Perspective on Adaptation

Climate Risk and Food Security in Mali: A Historical Perspective on Adaptation

Source: Earth's Future, 2017

Author(s): Alessandra Giannini, P. Krishna Krishnamurthy, Rémi Cousin, Naouar Labidi, and Richard J. Choularton

Countries: Mali

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

Added: 07/09/2017

 

We combine socioeconomic data from a large-scale household survey with historical climate data to map the climate sensitivity of availability and access dimensions of food security in Mali, and infer the ways in which at-risk communities may have been impacted by persistent climatic shift. Thirty years after 1982–1984, the period...

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A Game of Stones: Smuggling Diamonds in the Central African Republic

A Game of Stones: Smuggling Diamonds in the Central African Republic

Source: Global Witness, 2017

Countries: Central African Republic

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Over a crackly mobile phone somewhere in the Central African Republic (CAR), or maybe Cameroon, a dealer is pitching for business. “Yes, it’s scary,” he says, “but in this business, (…) you have to dare.” The business is diamonds and, as he reminds us, “this [CAR] is a diamond country.”1 The...

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Climate Change and Terrorist Groups - Explaining the Links [Video]

Climate Change and Terrorist Groups - Explaining the Links [Video]

Source: Adelphi, 2017

Author(s): Neil Morisetti, Bert Koenders, and Lukas Rüttinger

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

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The rise of non-state armed groups and terrorism poses new challenges for national, regional and international security. As the climate is changing, so too are the conditions in which these groups operate. Our new video, featuring Neil Morisetti and Bert Koenders, sheds light on ongoing discussions and latest research revolving...

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International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

Source: Polinares - EU Policy on Natural Resources, 2010

Author(s): Roland Dannreuther

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

IR theories seek to identify key regularities and patterns of interaction in the realm of international politics and to provide parsimonious models to explain the nature and underlying structures of that interaction. These theories generally have, whether implicitly or explicitly, a normative dimension – they say something about how international...

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Natural Resource Conflicts in North-Central Nigeria

Natural Resource Conflicts in North-Central Nigeria

Source: Mandaras Publishing, 2004

Author(s): Roger Blench

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

West Africa in general and Nigeria in particular has experienced a considerable increase in natural resource conflict since the beginnings of the 1990s. Of particular concern are the clashes between farmers and pastoralists, especially in wetland areas. This has come about because the full potential of wetland areas has begun...

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A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars

A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars

Source: Oxford University Press, 2012

Author(s): Daron Acemoglu, Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski, and Pierre Yared

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

We develop a dynamic theory of resource wars and study the conditions under which such wars can be prevented. Our focus is on the interaction between the scarcity of resources and the incentives for war in the presence of limited commitment. We show that a key parameter determining the incentives...

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