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Addressing Conflict Through Collective Action in Natural Resource Management

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dc.contributor.author Ratner, Blake D.
dc.contributor.author Meinzen-Dick, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Hellin, Jon
dc.contributor.author Mapedza, Everisto
dc.contributor.author Unruh, Jon
dc.contributor.author Veening, Wouter
dc.contributor.author Haglund, Eric
dc.contributor.author May, Candace
dc.contributor.author Bruch, Carl
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-30T16:13:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-30T16:13:16Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9126
dc.description.abstract "The food security crisis, international 'land grabs,' and new markets for environmental services have drawn renewed attention to the role of natural resource competition in the livelihoods of the rural poor. While significant empirical research has focused on diagnosing the links between natural resource competition and (violent) conflict, much less has focused on the dynamics of whether and how resource competition can be transformed to strengthen social-ecological resilience and mitigate conflict. Focusing on this latter theme, this review synthesizes evidence from a wide range of cases in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Building on an analytical framework designed to enable such comparative analysis; we present several propositions about the dynamics of conflict and collective action in natural resource management, and a series of recommendations for action. These propositions are: that collective action in natural resources management is influenced by the social-ecological and governance context, that natural resource management institutions affect the incentives for conflict or cooperation, and that the outcomes of these interactions influence future conflict risk, livelihoods, and resource sustainability. Action recommendations concern policies addressing resource tenure, conflict resolution mechanisms, and social inequalities, as well as strategies to strengthen collective action institutions in the natural resource sectors and to enable more equitable engagement by marginalized groups in dialogue and negotiation over resource access and use." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAPRi Working Paper no. 112 en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject cooperation en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.title Addressing Conflict Through Collective Action in Natural Resource Management en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), Washington, DC en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US

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