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Natural Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Development

Edited book
Authors Gunilla Almered Olsson
Pernille Gooch
ISBN 978-1-138-57689-6
Publisher Earthscan from Routledge
Place of publication London
Publication year 2019
Published at School of Global Studies, Human Ecology
School of Global Studies
Language en
Keywords Environment/ Politics/ Security and Conflict Studies/Transition
Subject categories Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Other Natural Sciences, Empirical conflict research


Edited book by E.G.A. Olsson and P. Gooch. Conflicts can be seen as opportunities for change as they open up a range of new options and demand innovations for transitions to sustainable alternatives. The ongoing environmental conflict on climate change, a conflict of lifestyle and overconsumption by the few, a conflict on where the different dimensions of equity, in space and over time, intergenerational equity, are at the conflict centre, could be seen as our great opportunity to enter the transition towards a sustainable future. Providing both a theoretical background and practical examples of natural resource conflict, this volume explores the pressures on natural resources leading to scarcity and conflict. A range of global examples is presented including water resources, fisheries, forests, human-wildlife conflicts, urban environments, food provisioning and the consequences of climate change. The book contains an elaboration of the sustainability and sustainable development concepts in relation to the ongoing conflicts on the use of natural resources. The deterioration of natural and biological resources and the climate challenge are related to the current paradigm of economic growth and The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by UN member states in 2015. Example of another issue elaborated in the book is characteristics of a sustainable food system and how it relates to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Those dimensions agree well with the activities characteristic of the Transition Movements pathway towards a sustainable future. The overriding theme of this book, ‘Natural Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Development’, can be sub-divided into three themes: I – human-environment relationship; II – justice and equity dimensions; III – conflict resolution/transformation and pathways towards sustainability Table of Contents 1. The sustainability paradox and the conflicts on use of natural resources E. Gunilla Almered Olsson and Pernille Gooch PART I Overview of natural resource use conflicts in relation to sustainable development 2. Natural conflicts in the Capitalocene Pernille Gooch, Anders Burman and E. Gunilla Almered Olsson 3. Water, conflict and social sustainability: Bringing power into the water security discourse Sofie Hellberg 4. Forest-related community-outsider conflicts through the lens of property rights, access and power Josefin Gooch 5. Conflicts in the management of fisheries: The change in roles and perception of the Swedish fishing industry Staffan Larsson PART II Case studies 6. The raptor and the lamb: Reintroduction of carnivores in agricultural landscapes in Ireland Eileen O’Rourke 7. From dystopia to utopia – and back again: The case of the Van Gujjars pastoralists in the Indian Himalayas Pernille Gooch 8. Undermining the resource ground: Extractive violence on Laevas and Adnyamathanha land Kristina Sehlin MacNeil 9. Forest Governance in post-agreement Colombia Torsten Krause 10. To change, or not to change? The transboundary water question in the Nile Basin Ana Cascão PART III Transforming natural resource conflicts 11. Benefit sharing for project risk-conflict reduction and fostering sustainabledevelopment: Current understanding and mechanisms Shivcharn S. Dhillion 12. Power and knowledge use in coastal conflict resolution Olga Stepanova 13. Environmental conflicts: Towards theoretical analyses of social-ecological systems Karl Bruckmeier 14. The transformative potential of the food system concept: Sustainability conflicts or sustainability transitions? E. Gunilla Almered Olsson

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