From curse to blessing – how natural resources affect peace and conflict in the Philippines

Authored by: Colin Walch

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138202528
eBook ISBN: 9781315473772
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315473772-18

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Abstract

Under what conditions do natural resources become opportunities for peace in countries affected by civil wars? While natural resources could generate important economic development for the country and build peace, they can also fuel violence if not properly managed. This variation is found in the case of the Philippines where natural resources management has been a source of conflict and peace.

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