Climate Change and Resource Conflict: The Role of Scarcity by Judith M. Bretthauer

By Judith M. Bretthauer

This publication examines the hyperlinks among weather swap and source shortage to violent clash.


Does weather swap reason conflicts? This publication analyses the industrial, political and social stipulations lower than which international locations with low degrees of freshwater or arable land event armed clash. There are powerful theoretic arguments linking weather switch and shortage of livelihood assets to clash. notwithstanding, empirical bills are contradictory. utilizing qualitative comparative research (fsQCA), this ebook compares 22 political, financial and social stipulations throughout 30 nations experiencing shortage of obtainable freshwater or arable land. the implications exhibit that there are 3 kinds of resource-scarce nations that have conflicts: (neo)patrimonial states, oil-rich states which are poorly built-in into the worldwide financial system and least constructed states. furthermore, the consequences display that there are forms of source scarce international locations that stay peaceable: non-agrarian nations with both even improvement among teams or excessive integration into the worldwide economic climate with excessive degrees of adaptive capacities. This explains the contradictory result of past empirical reviews and means that source shortage may possibly give a contribution to clash in least built countries.


This e-book might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of weather swap, severe safeguard, peace and clash reviews, and IR in general.

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