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Resources, conflict and governance: a critical review of the evidence

Cuvelier, Jeroen, Vlassenroot, Koen and Olin, Nathaniel (2013) Resources, conflict and governance: a critical review of the evidence. . Justice and Security Research Programme, International Development Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

What are the links between natural resources and violent conflict? How do formal, informal, and ‘hybrid’ governance arrangements shape those links? What is the impact on the position of conflict-affected populations of these arrangements? This paper conducts a systematic review of the evidence base of peer-reviewed and ‘grey’ literature on resource governance in conflict-affected areas. It finds limited consensus on how to approach and conceptualise resource-related issues in conflict-affected areas. Many of the existing theories rely on normative assumptions and lack empirical support. Three areas are highlighted as demanding further research: hybrid resource governance, rebel resource governance, and the position and strategies of conflict-affected populations. This paper forms part of a series of systematic evidence reviews undertaken as a foundation for the Justice and Security Research Programme.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/internationalDevelopment/rese...
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Justice and Security Research Programme
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Justice and Security Research Consortium (JSRP)
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2019 23:27
Projects: Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP)
Funders: UK aid, UK Government
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56351

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