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

By Judith M. Bretthauer

This e-book examines the hyperlinks among weather swap and source shortage to violent clash.


Does weather swap reason conflicts? This e-book analyses the commercial, political and social stipulations below which nations with low degrees of freshwater or arable land event armed clash. There are robust theoretic arguments linking weather switch and shortage of livelihood assets to clash. in spite of the fact that, empirical debts are contradictory. utilizing qualitative comparative research (fsQCA), this publication compares 22 political, monetary and social stipulations throughout 30 nations experiencing shortage of accessible freshwater or arable land. the implications exhibit that there are 3 kinds of resource-scarce international locations that have conflicts: (neo)patrimonial states, oil-rich states which are poorly built-in into the worldwide economic climate and least constructed states. furthermore, the consequences display that there are varieties of source scarce nations that stay peaceable: non-agrarian international locations 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 earlier empirical reports and means that source shortage may perhaps give a contribution to clash in least built countries.


This e-book may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of weather switch, serious defense, peace and clash reviews, and IR in general.

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