High levels of mineral reserves are a contributing factor in the 20+ year violent conflict in the Congo. Peace Science shows the link between natural resources and conflict, and how government income from natural resources can lead to more deadly, longer lasting, conflict.
When groups are included in political participation they are more likely to choose nonviolence over violence when voicing their grievances.
In addition to the complex debate over natural resources’ role in violent conflict, there are many underlining sub-debates on the
This study explores two main arguments behind the Resource Curse: Violent domestic conflicts occur more frequently in oil-producing states than
This analysis highlights the various theories linking resources to conflict. Two major perspectives stand out: (1) a surplus or a