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AuthorBaechler, Gรผnther. author
TitleViolence Through Environmental Discrimination [electronic resource] : Causes, Rwanda Arena, and Conflict Model / by Gรผnther Baechler
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1999
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Descript XIX, 321 p. online resource


Since all-out interstate wars for the time being seem to belong to the past, conยญ flict studies focus more and more on domestic conflicts. This is a broad field, not only because the arbitrary line between war and sub-war violence disapยญ pears and the analyst is confronted with phenomena reaching from criminal violence and clashes between communities to violent conflicts of long duration and civil wars with massacres and genocides as their characteristics. It is also because there are so many different types of conflicts to be analyzed, so many different types of behavior to be studied, whereas there is often little informaยญ tion available on what is really going on. Against the background of internal conflicts, which tend to be as protracted as diffuse in terms of time, intensity, actors, and their goals, this study aims to follow a specific pathway through the current thicket of violent circumstances. It focuses on causation patterns by exploring the causal role of the environยญ mental factor in the genesis of violent conflicts occurring today and probably even more so tomorrow. This approach, which for once does not focus on a specific level of the conflict system, on one area in the conflict geography, or on a specific category of actors, analyzes causation dynamics


1 Introduction: The Transformation of Society-Nature Relationship -- 2 Discussion: State of the Art -- 3 Correlations: Environment, Maldevelopment, and Violent Conflict -- 4 Typology: Types of Conflicts and the Role of the Environment -- 5 Case Study: Why Environmental Discrimination Caused Violence on the โ{128}{152}Mille Collinesโ{128}{153} -- 6 Model: Causal Relationship between Environmental Transformation and Violent Conflict -- 7 Empirical Evidence: Six Area Studies and Six Control Cases to Check the Model -- 8 Outlook: Conflict Potential, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Security -- 9 Appendix: Tables -- 10 Glossary -- 11 Bibliography

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