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- DescriptionConflict ecomies cant be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These ecomies did t emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and place. This book explores the informal and illicit extraction and trade of minerals and other types of natural resources that takes place in the 'borderlands' during periods of conflict. This type of extraction and marketing, often referred to as 'conflict trade' depends on a weak state, and works alongside the structures of the state and its officials. The book emphasises that conflicts do t start as competition over natural resources and in turn suggests that the integration of the extraction and marketing of natural resources only starts once fighting is well under way. Boas argues that although ecomic agendas are an integral part of African conflicts, the desire to accumulate is t the only motivation. Thus, in order to present a more comprehensive analysis of conflict we need to take into account political, cultural, and historical factors, in addition to the ecomic dimensions of conflict. This book will be of very strong interest to students and scholars of political ecomy, conflict studies, international relations and development.
- Author BiographyMorten Boas is Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
- Author(s)Morten Boas
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication30/09/2011
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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