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There are 2826 items in the Library. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

Source: Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, 2017

Author(s): Tony Andrews, Bernarda Elizalde, Philippe Le Billon, Chang Hoon Oh, David Reyes, and Ian Thompson

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The purpose of this research project is to delve beneath the surface manifestations of conflict related to mining activities in order to develop a deeper understanding of their nature and uncover their root causes, systems and pathways. We believe that a more systematic understanding of conflict will help those involved...

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Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Source: Peacebuild - The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, 2011

Author(s): Rena Ramkay

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Peacebuild, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) convened the fifth in a series of six workshops on peacebuilding and conflict prevention policy issues on 30 June 2011 in the CANADEM conference room in Ottawa. The purpose of the workshop series is to exchange...

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Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Source: University of Stellenbosch, 2007

Author(s): François Henri Caas

Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Both Afghanistan and Sudan have experienced extended periods of war and violent conflict. Sudan has been engulfed in a nearly continuous and bitter civil war since independence in 1956. Afghanistan has been in a state of conflict since the Soviet invasion in 1979. Both nations are also among the poorest...

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Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Source: University of North Texas, 2013

Author(s): Christopher Macaulay and Paul R. Hensel

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Studies of interstate territorial conflict have recognized natural resources as one of the elements that makes many territories "salient" or valuable to the claimant states. These studies have generally treated all resources as equivalent, though, with no distinction made between issues based on their value or renewability. We suggest that...

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Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Source: University for Peace, 2011

Author(s): Erin McCandless and Tony Karbo

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The Africa Programme of the UN–affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to present Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader, another step in the effort to ameliorate Africa’s problem of access to practice- and policy-relevant scholarship and information that addresses the twin challenges of building sustainable peace and...

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Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2007

Author(s): Alfonso Peter Castro and Antonia Engel

Countries: Gambia, Namibia

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

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Many parts of Africa are experiencing increased conflicts over natural resources (see Blench, 1996; Collier and Hoeffler, 2002; Addison, LeBillon and Murshed, 2003; Peters, 2004; Gauset, Whyte and Birch-Thomsen, 2005; and related items in the reference list at the end of this chapter). These tensions involve all social levels, from...

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Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Source: Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 2013

Author(s): Artur Usanov, Marjolein de Ridder, Willem Auping, and Stephanie Lingemann

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The report concludes that the importance of coltan as a source of revenue for armed groups is often exaggerated. With the exception of a short-lived coltan boom in 2000-2001, it was never a substantial source of funding for armed groups. Although armed groups have profited from the DRC’s mineral wealth,...

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Conflict Management Processes for Land-Related Conflict

Conflict Management Processes for Land-Related Conflict

Source: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 2009

Author(s): Serge Loode, Anna Nolan, Anne Brown, and Kevin Clements

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 08/10/2017

 

This project is a critical review of published and unpublished literature on formal and informal, indigenous and non-indigenous, conflict prevention, management and dispute resolution processes in the Pacific, with a particular focus on the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes over land. Particular focus was given to customary dispute...

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Conflict, Collusion and Corruption in Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Chinese Miners and the State

Conflict, Collusion and Corruption in Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Chinese Miners and the State

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Gordon Crawford and Gabriel Botchwey

Countries: China, Ghana

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The global rush to grab resources took an unexpected turn in Ghana recently. With the hike in gold prices from 2008 onwards, a large influx of foreign miners, especially from China, entered into the artisanal and small-scale mining sector (ASM), despite it being ‘reserved for Ghanaian citizens’ by law. Thus...

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Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Source: Climate Diplomacy Series, 2014

Author(s): Urmilla Bob, Salomé Bronkhorst, Alexander Carius, and Dennis Tänzler

Countries: Kenya, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 08/10/2017

 

This edited volume, entitled Conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation in Africa, focuses on conflict-sensitivity in climate change adaptation strategies and practices in Africa and brings together the voices of academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the globe and Africa. Key questions that frame the contributions are: how do climate change and/or climate...

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