Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South – Conceptual Approaches

Abstract

This book originates from the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources’ (CoCooN) programme, which has three objectives:
(1) to generate new knowledge, high quality research and innovation in the field of conflict and cooperation over natural resources;
(2) to support policy development and practice in developing countries; and
(3) to build up capacity at different levels. The seven projects that have been funded during the CoCooN programme (2010–2016) all follow a case study approach; they cover different geographical regions as well as a broad range of resources and resource issues.

The aim of this volume is to present the various conceptual approaches adhered to by each of the CoCooN projects. The cases included capture a range of natural resources, geographical contexts, and conflict dynamics. The geographical scope is wide-ranging: three projects focus on Latin America, one on Asia, one on the Middle East, and two on Africa (with one project bridging two continents). The majority of cases are of a comparative nature, exploring experiences in multiple regions. The natural resources, on which the cases ultimately hinge, vary from land to minerals (oil, gold, marble and gypsum), biofuels (Jatropha) and fish.

Citation

Bavink, M.; Pellegrini, L.; Mostert, E. Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South – Conceptual Approaches. CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, Netherlands (2014) xv + 207 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-02040-5

Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South – Conceptual Approaches

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