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Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Shlomi Dinar


Common wisdom holds that the earth’s dwindling natural resources and increasing environmental degradation will inevitably lead to interstate conflict, and possibly even set off “resource wars.” Many scholars and policymakers have considered the environmental roots of violent conflict and instability, but little attention has been paid to the idea that scarcity and degradation may actually play a role in fostering interstate cooperation. This book offers a different perspective on the links between environmental problems and interstate conflict. Although the contributors do not deny that resour ... More

Keywords: oil, water, climate change, ocean pollution, biodiversity conservation, international relations, economics, political science

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014977
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.001.0001


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Shlomi Dinar, editor

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