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Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict

Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2016

Author(s): Victor Asal, Michael Findley, James A. Piazza, and James Igoe Walsh

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Why do members of some ethnic groups rebel against the state? One approach holds that groups subject to exclusion from national politics engage in armed conflict. We theorize that the presence of resource wealth moderates the effect of political exclusion. Ethnic groups subject to exclusion whose settlement area includes oil...

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Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Source: World Development, 2016

Author(s): Angelika Rettberg and Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo

Countries: Colombia

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

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Resource wars face greater difficulties to end conflict, as well as greater probabilities of relapse. In part, this is due to the persistence of resource-fueled criminal networks developed under the auspices of armed conflict. In this paper we focus on the Colombian armed conflict, one of the longest-lasting conflicts in...

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Identity Management: The Creation of Resource Allocative Criteria in Botswana

Identity Management: The Creation of Resource Allocative Criteria in Botswana

Source: African Studies Quarterly, 2017

Author(s): Angela Gapa

Countries: Botswana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Botswana’s escape from the “resource curse” is an anomaly in the trend toward low economic growth and political instability in resource-rich developing economies. In literature on the resource curse, distributive injustices of resource wealth have traditionally been understood to occur along ethno-linguistic and sectarian lines and potentially cause weak institutions,...

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Rethinking the Conflict "Resource Curse": How Oil Wealth Prevents Center-Seeking Civil Wars

Rethinking the Conflict "Resource Curse": How Oil Wealth Prevents Center-Seeking Civil Wars

Source: University of Rochester, 2016

Author(s): Jack Paine

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

A broad literature on how oil wealth affects civil war onset argues that oil production engenders violent contests to capture a valuable prize from vulnerable governments. By contrast, research linking oil wealth to durable authoritarian regimes argues that oil-rich governments deter societal challenges by strategically allocating enormous revenues to enhance...

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Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Source: New Security Beat, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Jordan, Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/05/2017

 

As more and more development and humanitarian programs contend with climate-related problems, there are important lessons learned from past experience that should not be forgotten, says Janani Vivekananda, formerly of International Alert and now with adelphi, in this week’s episode of “Backdraft.” In her work with International Alert, Vivekananda found there...

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Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Author(s): Doug Weir

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 02/05/2017

 

Severe pollution incidents have provided some of the most visually arresting images of recent armed conflicts. Oil fires and spills, bomb – damaged and looted industrial facilities, abandoned military material and munitions, rubble and demolition waste – all are associated with contemporary conflicts, and all can threaten ecosystems and human...

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Sudan's Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan's Wealth, and How to Respond

Sudan's Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan's Wealth, and How to Respond

Source: Enough Project, 2017

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/05/2017

 

Sudan’s government is a violent kleptocracy, a system of misrule characterized by state capture and co-opted institutions, where a small ruling group maintains power indefinitely through various forms of corruption and violence. Throughout his reign, President Omar al-Bashir has overseen the entrenchment of systemic looting, widespread impunity, political repression, and...

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Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2016

Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2016

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2017

Author(s): Nan Tian, Aude Fleurant, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Siemon T. Wezeman

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/05/2017

 

World military expenditure is estimated to have been $1686 billion in 2016, equivalent to 2.2 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP) or $227 per person. The 2016 estimate is a marginal increase of about 0.4 per cent in real terms on 2015.2 After 13 consecutive years of...

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Depoliticizing Water Conflict: Functional Peacebuilding in the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project

Depoliticizing Water Conflict: Functional Peacebuilding in the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project

Source: Hydrological Sciences Journal, 2016

Author(s): Karin Aggestam and Anna Sundell

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/04/2017

 

This article analyses the nexus of technocracy–peacebuilding and its implications on water conflicts and hydropolitics. It is a conceptual exploration which advances an interdisciplinary approach by combining theories from two distinct research fields: peacebuilding and transboundary water management. It probes the argument that synergies between water management, development and peacebuilding...

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Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe

Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Jadwiga R. Ziolkowska and Jeffrey M. Peterson 

Countries: United States

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/04/2017

 

Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in...

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