Land, conflict and the challenge of pro-poor peacebuilding

TitleLand, conflict and the challenge of pro-poor peacebuilding
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleFriEnt Essay Series
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBorras, SM, Franco, JC
Number of Pages9 pp.
PublisherFriEnt/Transnational Institute

"Scarce natural resources, or scarce economic factors of production, provoke competing claims among various social groups within the state and in society. Such competitions tend to lead to conflict, often violent, within and between these groups. Thus, resolving violent conflict and forging peacebuilding process to rebuild and reconstruct communities and so-cieties often requires resolving underlying and (pre-)existing resource-oriented conflicts. Yet, it is quite common to see such conflicts being absorbed – but not resolved – in the process of peacebuilding, leading to relatively peaceful transition in communities but marked by lingering resource-oriented social fault-lines that often erupt sometime in the future." (from the paper's introduction)

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