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Landuse Conflicts

Landuse Conflicts

Welcome to the website of the research group Landuse Conflicts.


The Research Group Landuse Conflicts carries out research on conflicts over natural resources. A particular focus is placed on usage of land and water. Human-environment interactions are at the heart of the analysis.

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Dec 25, 2020

Podcast: Environmental Peacebuilding - A Chance for Sustainable Peace

Janpeter Schilling was invited by Rebecca Froese and Julia Renner to their podcast Fokus Frieden (Focus Peace).

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Dec 04, 2020

New Publication: Leon Silva (2020) - Was treibt den Konflikt um den Tagebau Garzweiler II an?

Als wesentliche Konflikttreiber lassen sich die Zerstörung und nachhaltige Beeinträchtigung des Naturraumes, die starken Eingriffe in den Lebensraum der Bevölkerung und die asymmetrische Kommunikation zwischen den Akteuren identifizieren.

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Nov 05, 2020

New Publication: A political ecology perspective on resource extraction and human security in Kenya, Bolivia and Peru

The papers shows through a comparative analysis of ‘glocal’ governance institutions in oil and gas extraction in Bolivia and Kenya as well as in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Peru, that these institutions are rather ineffective in protecting the human security of local communities.

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