Conflict Causes

 

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Blood and Soil? Resource Scarcity and Internal Armed Conflict Revisited

Blood and Soil? Resource Scarcity and Internal Armed Conflict Revisited

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2008

Author(s): Ole Magnus Theisen

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/01/2015

 

Scarcity of renewable resources is frequently argued to be a main driver of violent conflict. The 2004 and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awards, as well as the international debate about the implications of climate change, show the salience of the topic as a security issue. Studies testing the link between...

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Environmental Degradation and Conflict in Darfur: Implications for Peace and Security

Environmental Degradation and Conflict in Darfur: Implications for Peace and Security

Source: Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, 2008

Author(s): Brendan Bromwich

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 06/01/2015

 

The conflict in Darfur has greatly accelerated the processes of environmental degradation that have been undermining subsistence livelihoods in the area over recent decades. The implication of this is that environmental drivers of conflict have worsened as a result of the current crisis. An understanding of the physical and social...

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Livelihood Conflicts: Linking Poverty and Environment as Causes of Conflict

Livelihood Conflicts: Linking Poverty and Environment as Causes of Conflict

Source: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2000

Author(s): Leif Ohlsson

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/01/2015

 

Without environmental protection, there will be no sustainable development, and no successful poverty reduction. We are gradually beginning to understand how environmental issues are linked to other development issues, and just how decisive the management of environmental resources is for people's livelihoods.   Sida's efforts to promote environmentally sustainable development are based...

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Climate Change and Security in Africa: Clear Risks, Nuanced Impacts

Source: Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, 2014

Author(s): Ashley Moran and Clionadh Raleigh, with co-author Yacob Mulugetta

Countries: Mali, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/01/2015

 

The paper explores the difficulties of bridging between physical and political phenomena, and it offers ways to address the challenge of designing policy responses to such a complex set of intertwined climate and security issues. Three ongoing conflicts across Africa are observed – Darfur, Mali, and South Sudan. Each conflict...

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Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance

Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance

Source: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2014

Author(s): Cullen S. Hendrix and Marcus Noland

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/01/2015

 

Countries blessed with abundant natural resources often seek financial and political power from their supposedly lucky status. But the potentially negative impact of natural resources on development of poor countries is captured in the phrase "the resource curse." Instead of success and prosperity, producers of gold, oil, rubber, sugar, and...

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Resource Rents, Institutions and Violent Civil Conflicts

Resource Rents, Institutions and Violent Civil Conflicts

Source: Economic Research Forum, 2013

Author(s): Ibrahim Elbadawi, Raimundo Soto

Topics: Conflict Causes, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 29/12/2014

 

Natural resources have been blamed for inducing slow growth and sparking civil conflictsand violence. This paper first develops a model to account for the hazard of armed civilconflicts as a manifestation of the natural resource curse which is mediated by the quality ofboth economic and political institutions. We then use...

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Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Drylands in the Greater Horn of Africa

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Drylands in the Greater Horn of Africa

Source: Technical Consortium for Building Resilience to Drought in the Horn of Africa, 2013

Author(s): Sara Pavanello and Patta Scott-Villiers

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

Added: 23/12/2014

 

This brief on conflict resolution and peace building in the Greater Horn of Africa region (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda) takes the pastoralist communities living in these countries as its focus of prime concern. The analysis is based on the premise that sustained violent conflict represents...

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Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks

Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks

Source: International Journal of Security and Development, 2013

Author(s): Cullen S. Hendrix and Henk-Jan Brinkman

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/12/2014

 

This paper addresses two related topics: 1) the circular link between food insecurity and conflict, with particular emphasis on the Sahel, and 2) the potential role of food security interventions in reducing the risk of violent conflicts. While we eschew mono-causal explanations of conflict, acute food insecurity can be a...

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Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges

Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges

Source: World Food Programme, 2011

Author(s): Henk-Jan Brinkman and Cullen S. Hendrix

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/12/2014

 

This paper provides an overview of the link between food insecurity and violent conflict, addressing both traditional and emerging threats to security and political stability. It discusses the effects of food insecurity on several types of conflict, and the political, social, and demographic factors that may exacerbate these effects. It...

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The Climate Wars are Already Here

The Climate Wars are Already Here

Source: Foreign Policy, 2014

Author(s): David Michel and Ricky Passarelli

Countries: Mali, Niger, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/12/2014

 

West Africa’s Niger River Basin, home to some of the poorest countries in the world, might be the bleeding edge of a new kind of conflict. Along Africa’s third largest river, climate change and ballooning populations in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria — the three largest countries that rely on the...

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