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Natural Resources, Conflict and Conflict Resolution - uncovering the mechanisms
The interpretation of the resource-conflict link that has become most publicized-the rebel greed hypothesis-depends on just one of many plausible mechanisms that could underlie a relationship between resource dependence and violence. The author catalogues a large range of rival possible mechanisms, highlights a set of techniques that may be used to identify these mechanisms, and begins to employ these techniques to distinguish between rival accounts of the resource-conflict linkages.
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|Date / Journal Vol No.||Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol 49, No 4, Aug 2005|