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The Role of Natural Resource Management in Reducing the Risk of Conflict Recurrence

Webersik, Christian; Levy, Marc A.

Six risk factors are relevant for understanding how natural resource management might affect conflict recurrence risk: (1) natural resource dependence; (2) environmental change and natural resource scarcity; (3) poverty and low or declining economic growth; (4) intergroup inequalities; (5) youth bulges; and (6) crime. Such risk can be reduced through effective institutional interventions, such resource-sharing agreements monitored by third parties, strengthening of land tenure and resource access rights, and adaptive management.


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Governance, Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Earthscan, Routledge

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July 21, 2022


pp. 39-70 in Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, and Sandra S. Nichols eds, 2011, Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Earthscan.