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National Library for the Environment
Type of Resource 5 Reports
Title Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflict: The Case of Chiapas, Gaza, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa
Author Philip Howard and Thomas Homer-Dixon (Chiapas)
Kimberley Kelly and Thomas Homer-Dixon (Gaza)
Peter Gizewski and Thomas Homer-Dixon (Pakistan)
Valerie Percival and Thomas Homer-Dixon (Rwanda)
Valerie Percival and Thomas Homer-Dixon (South Africa)
Affiliation Project on Environment, Population, and Security, University of Toronto
and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Url (Chiapas, Mexico) http://utl1.library.utoronto.ca/www/pcs/eps/chiapas/chiapas1.htm
(Gaza) http://utl1.library.utoronto.ca/www/pcs/eps/gaza/gaza1.htm
(Pakistan) http://utl1.library.utoronto.ca/www/pcs/eps/pakistan/pak1.htm
(Rwanda) http://utl1.library.utoronto.ca/www/pcs/eps/rwanda/rwanda1.htm
(South Africa) http://utl1.library.utoronto.ca/www/pcs/eps/south/sa1.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Five reports produced as part of one research project. Each report addresses issues of population growth and resource scarcity and their relationship to social and political conflict. In each case the role of other factors separately and with population and resource issues are also recognized.

Type of Resource Article
Title Food Insecurity Lies at the Root of Violent Conflict
Author 2020 VISION News & Views, July 1996
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/newslet/nv_0796/nv_0796a.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Most media coverage of the growing instability in Burundi, as with the deadly conflict in neighboring Rwanda that preceded it, has looked for causes in the ethnic strife between Hutus and Tutsis. But research and expert opinion indicate that poverty, food insecurity, and environmental degradation lie at the root of conflict in the poorest developing countries."

Type of Resource 19 Journal Papers + Bibliography
Title China Environment Series 1
Author Various
Affiliation Published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Url http://ecsp.si.edu/ecsplib.nsf/Publications
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Scholarly journal with articles contributed various authors with different affiliations. Volume 1 (fall 1997) includes:

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