The Broker’s ‘Power Dynamics and Natural Resources’ dossier has been produced in cooperation with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research – WOTRO Science for Development (‘NWO-WOTRO’) programme, ‘Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries (CoCooN)’.
Published on 15 January 2014: the first edited volume of the CoCooN-programme.
The book, ‘Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approaches’, outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the various CoCooN research projects.▶
To be published on 15 January 2014: the first edited volume of the CoCooN-programme.
The book, ‘Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approaches’, outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the various CoCooN research projects.
- aimed at an international audience of researchers and postgraduate students in the field of natural resource management
- a reference work bringing together in one volume different approaches form different fields
- highlighting various new, conceptual approaches to understanding and addressing issues of conflict and cooperation over natural resources in the developing world
- including academic insights from a variety of social science disciplines, such as economics, human geography, anthropology, criminology, political science and natural sciences
Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, fuel wood, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume leave behind the polarised debate that previously surrounded the relationship between natural resources and conflict, preferring a more nuanced approach that allows for multiple causes at various levels. The contributions cover a wide array of resources, geographical contexts (Africa, Asia and Latin America), and conflict dynamics. Most are of a comparative nature, exploring experiences of conflict as well as cooperation in multiple regions.
This volume finds its origin in an innovative research programme with the acronym CoCooN, steered by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/WOTRO) and involving universities and civil society partners in many countries. It presents the conceptual approaches adhered to by each of seven interdisciplinary projects, ranging from green criminology and political ecology to institutional analysis, legal pluralism and identity politics. The volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners concerned with an understanding of conflict as well as cooperation over natural resources.
Please see here for more information about the book.
Please find here the speech by Ton Dietz on the occasion of the official launch of the book during the CoCooN conference on 15 January.