Darfur: the new ground zero? Armed violence and environmental change, making the connections.

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Peer reviewed: 
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Scholarly level: 
Graduate student (Masters)
Date created: 
2009
Keywords: 
Resource scarcity
Environmental degradation
Population pressure
Armed conflict
Darfur
Climate change
Abstract: 

This research project seeks to explain the causes of the conflict in Darfur. Resource scarcity and environmental degradation have played a role, but political factors cannot be ignored. There is a need for a more comprehensive approach in dealing with the root causes of the conflict. There are flaws in both the “strictly” Malthusian approach, and the “strictly” political approach. Instead, we need to look at both the environmental and political causes of conflict in order to have suitable policies for the area. In the future climate change might play a more significant role in conflict and development.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Andrew Mack
Department: 
School for International Studies - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Project (M.A.)
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