Towards International Resource Fairness - Theories, Conflicts and Policies
Natural resources have become a key issue in international politics. Competition for access to and control of natural resources has intensified, and so have conflicts over the distribution of benefits as well as over negative environmental and social impacts of exploration and production. In this context, the question arises of how to conceptualize “resource fairness”, i.e. how access to, distribution and use of natural resources can be organized in a way that takes into account the legitimate interests of all actors and institutions involved. In this context, far-reaching questions emerge with regard to the current modes of production and living.
The purpose of the conference is to analyze prevailing natural resource politics, policies and arrangements, as well as problems and conflicts associated with specific forms of resource extraction, production and consumption at various scales. The conference wants to bring together researchers from different disciplines and to combine theoretical inputs with concrete case studies on resource conflicts.
Towards International Resource Fairness - Theories, Conflicts and Policies” is the topic of the 1st Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics, which brings together different disciplines in order to investigate modes of fair resource use. Theoretical insights will be combined with analysis of specific natural resource policies and conflict areas. For online registration, the speakers list and programme, please visit the conference website.