Environmental Change, Good Governance, Development and Human Security

Led by Nils Petter Gleditsch
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002
This project contrasts a neo-Malthusian position (arguing that resource scarcity is an important factor in armed conflict) with a cornucopian position (which argues that scarcities can be overcome by technical innocation, substitution, and adequate pricing of resources). These two perspectives are pursued in subprojects dealing with water conflict, the significance of democratic governance for environmental policy, the importance of natural resources in conflict, and the role of demographic pressures.


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Toset, Hans Petter Wollebæk; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Håvard Hegre (2000) Shared Rivers and Interstate Conflict, Political Geography 19(8): 971–996.

Edited Volume

Diehl, Paul F.; & Nils Petter Gleditsch, eds, (2001) Environmental Conflict. Oxford.

Conference Paper

Sørli, Mirjam E. (2002) Resources, Regimes and Rebellion, presented at 43rd Annual International Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 22 March.