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Scarcity, disparity and the forceful reclamation of what is rightfully yours

Fredrikson, Mikaela LU (2017) FKVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Research shows that the ecologically most vulnerable regions of the world are also at risk of volatile conflict as a result of decreased economical productivity, migration and ethnic tensions. In societies that lack the ingenuity to adapt to resource scarcity, these processes might fuel or cause resentment and escalate to full-scale intrastate conflict. The Philippines has for centuries experienced insurgency and civil strife in many of its regions, and among the most notably in their southernmost region Mindanao where the fierce battle for Muslim self-determination has reigned since the early 1970’s. Mindanao is a region mostly made up of rural communities that are highly dependent on natural resources in order to grow sustenance crops,... (More)
Research shows that the ecologically most vulnerable regions of the world are also at risk of volatile conflict as a result of decreased economical productivity, migration and ethnic tensions. In societies that lack the ingenuity to adapt to resource scarcity, these processes might fuel or cause resentment and escalate to full-scale intrastate conflict. The Philippines has for centuries experienced insurgency and civil strife in many of its regions, and among the most notably in their southernmost region Mindanao where the fierce battle for Muslim self-determination has reigned since the early 1970’s. Mindanao is a region mostly made up of rural communities that are highly dependent on natural resources in order to grow sustenance crops, catch fish and supply the northern Philippine regions with produce. Because of the high dependence to natural resources in the Philippines, Mindanao was long considered an untapped well that settlers and foreign investors could carelessly extract from in order to boost the Philippine economy during their first decades as an independent state.
This study means to look at this conflict and investigate if understanding resource scarcity increases the understanding of why the conflict erupted and why it erupted at the time it did. (Less)
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author
Fredrikson, Mikaela LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
resource scarcity, environmental security, Philippines, Mindanao, Moro-conflict
language
English
id
8909233
date added to LUP
2017-07-11 17:42:18
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2017-07-11 17:42:18
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  abstract     = {Research shows that the ecologically most vulnerable regions of the world are also at risk of volatile conflict as a result of decreased economical productivity, migration and ethnic tensions. In societies that lack the ingenuity to adapt to resource scarcity, these processes might fuel or cause resentment and escalate to full-scale intrastate conflict. The Philippines has for centuries experienced insurgency and civil strife in many of its regions, and among the most notably in their southernmost region Mindanao where the fierce battle for Muslim self-determination has reigned since the early 1970’s. Mindanao is a region mostly made up of rural communities that are highly dependent on natural resources in order to grow sustenance crops, catch fish and supply the northern Philippine regions with produce. Because of the high dependence to natural resources in the Philippines, Mindanao was long considered an untapped well that settlers and foreign investors could carelessly extract from in order to boost the Philippine economy during their first decades as an independent state. 
This study means to look at this conflict and investigate if understanding resource scarcity increases the understanding of why the conflict erupted and why it erupted at the time it did.},
  author       = {Fredrikson, Mikaela},
  keyword      = {resource scarcity,environmental security,Philippines,Mindanao,Moro-conflict},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Scarcity, disparity and the forceful reclamation of what is rightfully yours},
  year         = {2017},
}