Nina Engwicht; Janpeter Schilling; Christina Saulich · 2018
Conflict, Security & Development

A local to global perspective on resource governance and conflict

This article serves as an introduction to the special issue ‘A Local to Global Perspective on Resource Governance and Conflict’. It advances the debate on natural resource governance and conflict by bringing together three different strands of literature with the aim of developing a local to global research perspective and framework for analysis. First, this article reviews and identifies research gaps in the literatures on (1) the resource curse, (2) environmental security and (3) the large-scale acquisition of land and natural resources. Second, it addresses the previously identified research gaps by developing a local to global research perspective and a corresponding analytical framework. The final section of this contribution summarises the key findings of the articles presented in the special issue and outlines their policy implications.

Full publication is available on: DOI 10.1080/14678802.2018.1532641

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Christina Saulich

Christina Saulich
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Christina Saulich is Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affais (SWP) in the project Transnational Governance of Sustainable Commodity Supply Chains. She received her M.A. degree in International Relations from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Free University Berlin and the University of Potsdam and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Koblenz-Landau. Christina’s research centres on industrial and resource policy in Southern Africa, the governance of global value chains (GVCs), sustainability in the platinum supply chain, and political economy in Southern Africa.

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Janpeter Schilling

Janpeter Schilling
University of Koblenz-Landau

Janpeter Schilling is Junior Professor for Landuse Conflicts, Head of the Research Group Landuse Conflicts at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Scientific Director of the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate at the University of Koblenz-Landau. He previously worked as associated and postdoctoral researcher in the Research Group Climate Change and Security at the University of Hamburg. He has conducted extensive research in the field of natural resource conflicts, climate change vulnerability, and peacebuilding.

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