Diamonds Without Blood: A Look at Namibia

  title={Diamonds Without Blood: A Look at Namibia},
  author={Nathan Munier},
  journal={African Security},
  pages={21 - 41}
  • Nathan Munier
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Political Science
  • African Security
ABSTRACT There has been considerable attention to the influence of diamond wealth on conflict. By examining the role of diamonds in Namibia, this research shows that under some conditions diamond wealth can make conflict less probable. It examines possible conditions that may have made Namibia the exception to the rule by exploring five factors: the neighborhood effect, political dynamics, economic institutions, grievances, and political geography. Given these conditions diamonds have… 
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