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Inhabitants of terrible, rural parts within the international South seriously rely on typical assets of their rapid region. Conflicts over and exploitation of those assets – if it is water, fish, wooden gas, minerals, or land – seriously have an effect on their livelihoods. The individuals to this quantity depart in the back of the polarised debate, formerly surrounding the connection among normal assets and clash, who prefer a extra nuanced procedure that permits for a number of factors at numerous degrees. The contributions disguise a big selection of assets, geographical contexts (Africa, Asia and Latin America), and clash dynamics. so much are of a comparative nature, exploring reviews of clash in addition to cooperation in a number of regions.

This quantity reveals its beginning in an cutting edge learn programme with the acronym CoCooN, instructed via The Netherlands company for medical examine (NWO/WOTRO) and regarding universities and civil society companions in lots of international locations. It offers the conceptual methods adhered to by way of every one of 7 interdisciplinary initiatives, starting from eco-friendly criminology and political ecology to institutional research, criminal pluralism and id politics. the amount can be of curiosity to teachers and practitioners thinking about an knowing of clash in addition to cooperation over typical resources.

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