Livelihoods

 

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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Natural Resource Types and Conflict Termination Initiatives

Natural Resource Types and Conflict Termination Initiatives

Source: Colombia Internacional , 2009

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

There is mounting evidence that natural resources can influence the likelihood, course and outcome of armed conflicts. Much of these relationships depend on the institutional setting in which the conflict and resource exploitation occurs, and the specific characteristics of resources involved. This paper examines the relevance of two broad resource...

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War on Drugs and War on Terror: Case of Afghanistan

War on Drugs and War on Terror: Case of Afghanistan

Source: The Peace and Conflict Review, 2009

Author(s): Daniela Corti and Ashok Swain

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The drug trade is a very important component of Afghanistan’s economy. In the post 9/11 period, the United States has put a high priority to its war against drugs policy in Afghanistan after linking the drug trade to the financing of the Islamic terrorist groups.The basic strategy of US war...

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Oil, Relative Strength and Civil War Mediation

Oil, Relative Strength and Civil War Mediation

Source: Cooperation and Conflict, 2015

Author(s): Govinda Clayton

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

Civil conflicts within oil-rich states tend to last longer but are less likely to be mediated and end in a peace agreement. This implies that oil-funded conflict is less likely to end through a mediated settlement, despite offering a greater opportunity for peaceful resolution. This article builds on this puzzle,...

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‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

Source: Review of African Political Economy, 2016

Author(s): Temitope Oriola

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

This paper explores how a small sample of female ex-insurgents make sense of their engagement in Nigeria’s oil insurgency. The study is informed by three key questions: How did Delta women join the insurgency? Why did they join? How do they frame their participation? The paper analyses the prevalence of...

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Weapons of choice: The effect of natural resources on terror and insurgencies

Weapons of choice: The effect of natural resources on terror and insurgencies

Source: Sage Journals, 2016

Author(s): Axel Dreher, Merle Kreibaum

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

This article investigates the effect of natural resources on whether ethno-political groups choose to pursue their goals with nonviolent as compared to violent means, distinguishing terrorism from insurgencies. It is hypothesized that whether or not the extraction of fossil fuels sparks violence depends both on the group’s characteristics and the...

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Islands, Extraction and Violence: Mining and the Politics of Scale in Island Melanesia

Islands, Extraction and Violence: Mining and the Politics of Scale in Island Melanesia

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Matthew G. Allen

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

Set against the backdrop of past, contemporary and possible future mining-related violence on islands in the western Pacific, this article explores how scholarship on the politics of scale, as well as strands of the burgeoning island studies literature, might sharpen our understanding of the political economic and violent effects of...

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Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity: Findings from India’s Ongoing Maoist Insurgency

Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity: Findings from India’s Ongoing Maoist Insurgency

Source: Sage Journals, 2015

Author(s): Kishore Gawande, Devesh Kapur, Shanker Satyanath

Countries: India

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/04/2017

 

An interesting stream of the civil conflict literature has identified an important subset of civil conflicts with disastrous consequences, that is, those that emerge as a consequence of shocks to renewable natural resources like land and water. This literature is, however, reliant on qualitative case studies when claiming a causal...

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Verisk Maplecroft's Conflict Minerals Risk Analysis

Verisk Maplecroft's Conflict Minerals Risk Analysis

Source: Verisk Maplecroft, 2017

Author(s): Verisk Maplecroft

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Verisk Maplecroft’s conflict minerals analysis quantifies 20 political, social and environmental risk related to the production of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) in the largest global producers of the minerals. The focus of the risk assessment is at the mine level of the value chain, though risk issues present...

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Land Tenure in South Sudan: Does It Promote Climate Change Resilience?

Land Tenure in South Sudan: Does It Promote Climate Change Resilience?

Source: The Sudd Institute, 2017

Author(s): Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai, and Nyathon Hoth Mai

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Economic Recovery , Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Land was a key driver of the war between Khartoum and Southern Sudan. The Khartoum government had placed the land and its resources under the state’s control, while the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which represented the South during the war, argued that the “land belongs to the community” and...

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