ABSTRACT

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, wood fuel, minerals, or land � severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume leave behind the polarised debate, previously surround

chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction

ByMAARTEN BAVINCK, ERIK MOSTERT, LORENZO PELLEGRINI

chapter 2|22 pages

Conflict and cooperation on natural resources: Justifying the CoCooN programme

ByGEORG FRERKS, TON DIETZ AND PIETER VAN DER ZAAG

chapter 3|16 pages

New directions in conflict research from an economics perspective

BySYED MANSOOB MURSHED

chapter 4|20 pages

How natural is natural? Seeking conceptual clarity over natural resources and conflicts

ByMARCEL RUTTEN, MOSES MWANGI

chapter 5|20 pages

Analysing the role of politics in groundwater management – research in Ethiopia, Palestine andYemen

ByEBEL SMIDT, TAYE ALEMAYEHU, ADEL AL WESHALI, KAREN ASSAF, ABDULLAH BABAQI,

chapter 6|18 pages

Harms, crimes and natural resource exploitation: A green criminological and human rights perspective on land-use change

ByDAMIÁN ZAITCH, TIM BOEKHOUT VAN SOLINGE AND GUDRUN MÜLLER

chapter 7|20 pages

Property rights, nationalisation and extractive industries in Bolivia and Ecuador

ByMURAT ARSEL, CARLOS MENA, LORENZO PELLEGRINI, ISABELLA RADHUBER

chapter 8|18 pages

Engaging legal systems in small-scale gold mining conflicts in three SouthAmerican countries

ByMARJO DE THEIJE, JUDITH KOLEN, MARIEKE HEEMSKERK, CELINE DUIJVES, MARIANA

chapter 11|13 pages

Challenges in the design of a research and development programme on conflict and cooperation over natural resources

ByJAN JOOST KESSLER, HAN VAN DIJK AND WIJNAND VAN IJSSEL