Search for dissertations about: "land conflict"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 57 swedish dissertations containing the words land conflict.

  1. 1. Central Politics and Local Peacemaking : The Conditions for Peace after Communal Conflict

    Author : Emma Elfversson; Kristine Höglund; Hanne Fjelde; Leonardo R. Arriola; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; communal conflict; local conflict; non-state conflict; land conflict; conflict resolution; mediation; conflict management; intervention; ethnic politics; political bias; governance; sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Under what conditions can peace be established after violent communal conflict? This question has received limited research attention to date, despite the fact that communal conflicts kill thousands of people each year and often severely disrupt local livelihoods. This dissertation analyzes how political dynamics affect prospects for peace after communal conflict. READ MORE

  2. 2. Behind the scenes of land grabbing : conflict, competition, and the gendered implications for local food production and rural livelihoods in Cameroon

    Author : Frankline Ndi; Simon Batterbury; Australia Victoria University of Melbourne; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Land grabbing; conflict; competition; access to land; gender; food production; rural livelihoods; political ecology; Cameroon;

    Abstract : Large-scale land acquisitions or land grabbing are widespread – cutting across almost all parts of the developing world – Asia, Latin America and Africa. In recent years, this phenomenon has grown at unprecedented rates with Africa being the most targeted continent. READ MORE

  3. 3. Land Matters : Agrofuels, Unequal Exchange, and Appropriation of Ecological Space

    Author : Kenneth Hermele; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Land; Agrofuels; Ecologically unequal exchange; Environmental load displacement; Land grabbing; Malthus; Brazil; Ethanol; Resource wars; Land Use change; Indirect land use change;

    Abstract : As a global society we are entering an era where land areas and land-based resources are coming to the fore once again for capital accumulation and economic growth, for the first time since the end of the 18th century when Malthus forecasted a contradiction between population growth and agricultural output. That constraint on economic growth, imposed by limited land areas, was overcome by the combination of fossil fuels (coal, oil) and appropriation of space overseas (colonialism, trade). READ MORE

  4. 4. Climate, Conflict and Coping Capacity : The Impact of Climate Variability on Organized Violence

    Author : Nina von Uexkull; Erik Melander; Hanne Fjelde; Jack A. Goldstone; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; civil conflict; communal conflict; climate change; climate variability; Sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya; geo-referenced event data; agricultural dependence; vulnerability; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Understanding the conflict potential of climate variability is critical for assessing and dealing with the societal implications of climate change. Yet, it remains poorly understood under what circumstances – and how – extreme weather events and variation in precipitation patterns affect organized violence. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on the Political Economy of Land Use Change

    Author : Johanna Jussila Hammes; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; land tax; technological change; land use; deforestation; agricultural trade liberalization; Doha round; Dutch disease; perceived comparative advantage; EU-15; panel data;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three articles. The two first ones construct theoretical models for land use change between agriculture and forestry in the presence of lobbies representing both sectors. The third article tests empirically the hypothesis forwarded in the first essay. READ MORE