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Peacebuilding and Resource Crimes: White-Collar Criminalization and Associated Human Rights Abuses in Post-War Natural Resources Sectors

Peacebuilding and Resource Crimes: White-Collar Criminalization and Associated Human Rights Abuses in Post-War Natural Resources Sectors

Source: University of British Columbia - Vancouver, 2017

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 03/07/2017

 

With increased resource extraction and hybrid forms of governance, postwar situations can present an opportune context for white-collar crime in resource sectors-including corruption, tax evasion, land dispossession, and illegal resource exploitation. Based on four case studies, white-collar crime is frequently legitimated under the guise of reconstruction and economic growth strategies,...

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Deforestactión, Políticas Nacionales y Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas en la Amazonía Colombiana

Deforestactión, Políticas Nacionales y Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas en la Amazonía Colombiana

Deforestation, National Policies, and Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Colombian Amazon

Source: Forest Peoples Programme and DEDISE (Colectivo Derechos, Diversidad y Selvas), 2016

Author(s): Joaquín Carrizosa, Mayra Tenjo Hurtado, and Paula Álvarez Roa

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/07/2017

 

En todo el mundo la deforestación continua a un ritmo alarmante, con un aproximado de 12 a 15 millones de hectáreas de bosques perdidas cada año. Este proceso, y adicionalmente la degradación de suelos, ocurre principalmente en los trópicos, para ser más precisos en 10 países que concentran el 87%...

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Coexistence and Conflict: IWRM and Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Development in Piura, Peru

Coexistence and Conflict: IWRM and Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Development in Piura, Peru

Source: Water Alternatives, 2017

Author(s): Megan Mills-Novoa and Rossi Taboada Hermoza

Countries: Peru

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Despite the emphasis of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) on 'soft' demand-side management, large-scale water infrastructure is increasingly being constructed in basins managed under an IWRM framework. While there has been substantial research on IWRM, few scholars have unpacked how IWRM and large-scale water infrastructure development coexist and conflict. Piura,...

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Water in the West Bank: A Case Study on Palestinian Water Security

Water in the West Bank: A Case Study on Palestinian Water Security

Source: Penn Sustainability Review, 2016

Author(s): Kelly A. Bridges

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

In 1989, Malin Falkenmark developed the water stress index that defnes water scarcity by annual individual usage. In her index, which the United Nations later adopted, Falkenmark categorized absolute water scarcity as when annual individual usage is less than 500 m3. Based on these metrics, Palestine suffers from absolute scarcity,...

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The New Environmental Security: Linking Food, Water, and Energy for Integrative and Diagnostic Social-ecological Research

The New Environmental Security: Linking Food, Water, and Energy for Integrative and Diagnostic Social-ecological Research

Source: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 2013

Author(s): Philip A. Loring, S. Craig Gerlach, and Henry P. Huntington

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

In this commentary we describe a new framework for environmental security, one that draws food, water, and energy security into a unified socio-ecological research program. While traditional uses of environmental security carry statist and militaristic undertones, we propose that this "new" environmental security provides a more comprehensive perspective for research...

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The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

Source: Stockholm Environmental Peace Research Institute, 2001

Author(s): Gennady Chufrin

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Over the past decade, the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs. Its vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, have attracted widespread international interest since the early 1990s. The international developments in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack...

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Large Scale Land Acquisitions and REDD+: A Synthesis of Conflicts and Opportunities

Large Scale Land Acquisitions and REDD+: A Synthesis of Conflicts and Opportunities

Source: Environmental Research Letters, 2017

Author(s): Sarah Carter, Ameur M. Manceur, Ralf Seppelt, Kathleen Hermans-Neumann, Martin Herold, and Lou Verchot

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

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Large scale land acquisitions (LSLA), and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) are both land based phenomena which when occurring in the same area, can compete with each other for land. A quantitative analysis of country characteristics revealed that land available for agriculture, accessibility, and political stability are...

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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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A Political Marketplace Analysis of  South Sudan’s Peace

A Political Marketplace Analysis of South Sudan’s Peace

Source: World Peace Foundation, 2016

Author(s): Alex de Waal

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This policy briefing provides an analysis of the risks that South Sudan faces given the current convergent economic, security and political crises on the eve of the overdue establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU). South Sudan today is a collapsed political marketplace. The country’s political market was...

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