The political ecology of war: natural resources and armed conflicts

@article{Billon2001ThePE,
  title={The political ecology of war: natural resources and armed conflicts},
  author={P. Billon},
  journal={Political Geography},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={561-584}
}
  • P. Billon
  • Published 2001
  • Economics
  • Political Geography
Throughout the 1990s, many armed groups have relied on revenues from natural resources such as oil, timber, or gems to substitute for dwindling Cold War sponsorship. Resources not only financed, but in some cases motivated conflicts, and shaped strategies of power based on the commercialisation of armed conflict and the territorialisation of sovereignty around valuable resource areas and trading networks. As such, armed conflict in the post-Cold War period is increasingly characterised by a… Expand

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