When faced with eviction from their worksites by large-scale mining operations and inadequate vocational reorientation programs, small-scale artisanal miners report a high likelihood of violent conflict erupting.
When climate change is framed as a security threat, it is often due to assumptions about how changes in the climate will cause mass migration, which will itself precipitate violent conflict.
This article analyses the arguments linking resource scarcity to violent conflict. It is structured around the assumption that by focusing
This analysis highlights the various theories linking resources to conflict. Two major perspectives stand out: (1) a surplus or a