Natural Resource Conflicts: From Blood Diamonds to Rainforest Destruction, 1st Edition

  • M. Troy Burnett
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  • ISBN-10: 1610694651
  • ISBN-13: 9781610694650
  • DDC: 333.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 802 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Volume 1 List of Entries by Region.
Volume 1 List of Entries by Topic.
International Conflicts.
1: Is the World's Increasing Population Stressing the Earth's Resources and Becoming a Major Source of Conflict?.
2: How Have Natural Resource Conflicts Led to the Demise of Past Civilizations?.
3: As the World's Population Becomes More Urbanized, How Are Cities Being Designed to Avoid Conflicts?.
4: How Have Global Warming and Climate Change Promoted Conflict in Pastoral Communities?.
5: Will Air Quality Be a Source of Regional Conflict?.
6: What Role Does Ecotourism Play in Natural Resource Conflicts?.
7: How Do Global Warming and Climate Change Influence a Nation's Security Policy?.
8: Is Nuclear the Right Option to Avoid Future Energy Conflicts?.
9: Could Conflicts Over Water Actually Promote Peace and Stability?.
10: What Steps Should Be Taken to Help Provide Access to Clean Water for More People in the World?.
11: To Mitigate Conflicts over Water, Is It Better to Treat Water as a Commodity or a Human Right?.
12: Which Water Basins Are Presently Sites of the Highest Potential for Conflict?.
13: Will the International Trade in Hazardous Waste Promote Stability or Conflict?.
14: With Future Conflicts Seemingly Guaranteed, Is a Technological Breakthrough Needed to Avert the Climate Crisis?.
15: To Mitigate Conflicts over Natural Resources, Is It Better to Promote Preservation or Conservation?.
16: How Does the Illicit Trade in Endangered Species Promote Regional Conflict?.
17: Should Cultural Exceptions Be Made in Whaling Laws?.
18: How Are Issues and Conflicts over Invasive Species Being Addressed?.
19: How Does the Loss of Biodiversity Promote Conflict?.
20: Are Debt-for-Nature Swaps a Viable Means to Promote Stability in the Developing World?.
21: Was the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 a Result of Conflict over Natural Resources?.
22: What Role Have Natural Resources Played in the Sudanese Civil War?.
23: Do Diamonds Have a Negative Influence on Development in Africa?.
24: Will the Mining of Coltan in the Congo Further Destabilize the Region?.
25: How Will the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Affect Peace in the Region?.
26: Does the Kimberley Process Work?.
27: How Does China's Increasing Demand for Natural Resources Affect Stability in Africa?.
28: How Have Large-Scale Conservation Efforts Promoted Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa?.
Asia and the Pacific.
29: Can It Be Argued That the Wealth Generated from Oil Is a Primary Cause of the Disempowerment of Women in the Middle East?.
30: Is the Jordan River a Source of Regional Conflict or Stability?.
31: What Impact Does Control of Valuable Resources Have on Politics in the Middle East?.
32: Is China's Green Great Wall an Adequate Solution to Desertification?.
33: What Conflicts Have Arisen as a Result of China's Building of the Three Gorges Dam?.
34: How Can Conflicts Be Avoided with Japan's Fishing Industry?.
35: Is the Crisis in Australia's Murray- Darling Basin the Result of Climate Change or the Decisions and Actions of Humans?.
36: Is Sustainable Development and Conservation or Further Resource Exploitation and Conflict the Future in Borneo?.
37: Was the Conflict in East Timor, Indonesia, the Direct Result of Natural Resources?.
38: Is the Resource of the Mekong River Basin a Potential for Regional Conflict?.
39: Will the Ganges River Be a Source of Regional Conflict between India and Bangladesh?.
40: How Have Natural Resources Caused Political Instability in Post-Communist Central Asia?.
Volume 1 Bibliography.