Resource scarcity and conflict. Research • Thomas Homer 2019-01-08

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Water Scarcity: Cooperation or Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa?

resource scarcity and conflict

Available at: accessed 21 August 2016 United Nations. Human Ecology, 36 1 , 1-13. One example is , whose population, despite sizable oil reserves, remains largely agrarian. The case of water in western India. The future dropouts were those students who received, either by their own doing or the teacher's, very limited eye contact from the teacher. Humphreys, Sachs, and Stiglitz 2007 lead a postmodern indagation focusing on a particular extracted and processed resource, petroleum.

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Environmental Resource Scarcity and Conflict

resource scarcity and conflict

Resource Scarcity and the Prevention of Violent Conflicts Renée Gendron and Evan Hoffman This article argues that resource scarcity creates multiple impacts on conflicts. Conflicts in which resources play a role present unique challenges and opportunities for those interested in preventing the outbreak of violence in these situations. Some resources are non renewable meaning that after they run out there is no way of replacing them, and they only reform after millions of years these resources are called fossil fuels. Once research put a human face on the various aspects of resource scarcity and conflict, attempts to generalize became more possible because numerous field studies became less anecdotal as they were gathered together and compiled and became more empirical as they became data. Local communities suffered greatly from dismal water quality until the United States Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972.

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How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion

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Rare Earth Diplomacy: Mitigating Conflict over Technology Minerals Elliot Brennan 10. Journal of Peace Research, 42 4 , 417-434. There are three types of fossil fuels crude oil, coal and natural gas. After that, there would be no way of knowing where the gems came from. This is all too true in Yemen, where have found that between 70-80% of rural conflicts are the result of water-related disputes. Water International, 34 2 , 242-263. Such an assumption has come under increasing scrutiny, leading to more, and frankly better, empirical assessments.

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How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion

resource scarcity and conflict

For example, close friends often think that if their best friend likes someone else, too, then the supply of affection available to the original friend will diminish. Compounding this is that this scarce resource is very unevenly distributed. While not fully generalizable, their postdictive examination of climate-sensitive development strategies serves to make their foray an observational natural experiment of sorts— itself very useful. The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme requires a paper trail that certifies the origin of rough diamonds. The reasoning here is simple. Certain lucrative areas, such as the , have a history of dispute; in 1886 Great Britain and the United States clashed over sealing fisheries, and today Russia surrounds a pocket of international water known as the Bering Sea Donut Hole.

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Resource Scarcity and Political Conflict Research Paper

resource scarcity and conflict

The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 10, Number 1, 1995, pp. The book brings together experts on theorising scarcity and those on the scarcity of specific resources. After nearly ten years work, I summarized these findings in Princeton, 1999. Within the realm of climate-change and political interaction models lie the works of those focusing on renewable, yet restricted, resources. Science is developing quickly and in the future there will be a system of some sort to enable better management of the resources.


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Environmental Resource Scarcity and Conflict

resource scarcity and conflict

It must combine with other factors, such as the failure of economic institutions and government. Uncertainty over where conflict may break out remains, but the fact that water is an indispensible resource for human existence creates the potential for hostilities to continue and eventually worsen. I don't have to put up with his mouth! Warlords are most likely to arise to power in regions with easily lootable resources and that are away from the centre or seat of government power Tschirgi, 2004, pp. They instead ask for a neo-dialectical approach by focusing on the processes by which natural resources are manipulated by vested interests for assuming power, some arguments of which have been explored previously by Peluso and Watts 2001. Evolution and Human Behavior, 126 3 , 257-270. Local and international law, commercial interests, environmental concerns, and human rights questions make water disputes complicated to solve — combined with the sheer number of potential parties, a single dispute can leave a large list of demands to be met by courts and lawmakers.

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Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?, 1st Edition (Hardback)

resource scarcity and conflict

We posit here that there are two distinct types of natural resource management policies and mechanisms that may make a meaningful contribution to the prevention of violent conflicts: 1 those that divide resources in a fair and equitable way between those parties that desire said resources i. The examples of volunteer-driven monitoring do focus on one particular resource in a very specific region. It is currently being used to monitor the Indian elections and the progression of swine flu Ushahidi, website. Three Approaches to Peace: Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, and Peacebuilding. Yet for all their scholarly attempts, the conclusions were proscriptive rather than prescriptive and more than a bit race based. People living in lesser developed countries may be more likely to leave affected areas, which may cause conflict in receiving areas. Beginning in 1997, I extended my ingenuity argument beyond poor societies and their environmental problems to examine how societies, in general, adapt to a wide range of complex stresses.


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Research • Thomas Homer

resource scarcity and conflict

Water conflict is a term describing a conflict between countries, states, or groups over an access to. We are doing incalculable damage to the planets capacity to generate water and this will have far ranging consequences for the not too distant future. The violence in Nigeria is in part attributable to the abundance of petroleum reserves and the competition between groups for access to oil rents. Essentially, climate change will wreak its havoc on us by constraining our access to the basics of life: vital resources that include food, water, land and energy. But most of the non-resource-scarcity literature finds itself running headlong into the same wall repeatedly—the data and evidence in support of the various resource scarcity theories far outweigh those that do not.

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Environmental Scarcity and the Outbreak of Conflict

resource scarcity and conflict

Economic and Resource Causes of Conflicts. Introduction The popular press is rife with economists, ecologists, and religious doomsayers seeking to explain, predict, and profit from the problem of resource scarcity and its twin, resource allocation. Free research papers are not written to satisfy your specific instructions. That said, this enfant terrible of this arena as well is willing to lay fault at the feet of crass corporate and elitist carpet-bagging and the social structures of repression, as well as comment on the role urbanization plays in exacerbating scarcity, as he has done since 1999. Since then, sanctions have been put in place so as to curb such illegal activities.

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Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?, 1st Edition (Hardback)

resource scarcity and conflict

This article originally appeared at. Easily lootable resources tend to create circumstances in which warlords emerge and resources which require significant capital to exploit, such as the building of large mines or pipelines, tend to generate separatist conflicts. Weak social capital also tends to be an indication of high poverty levels, as there is little skill diversification. Also Kanye West singer released a controversial song about diamonds in Sierra Leone which caused more and more people to take an interest of the origins of the diamonds. Land ownership and conflicts over the use of resources: Implication for household vulnerability in eastern Ethiopia.

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