Environmental Factors of Civil War

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Time: Thu 16 (10:30) - Fri 17 (15:00) December 2010
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​Workshop for the CSCW Working Group on Environmental Factors of Civil War.




10:30-12:00    Session I: Civilian Dimensions of Conflict

Christin Ormhaug: Civil War and Child Health

Discussant: Gudrun Østby

Henrik Urdal & Kristian Hoelscher: Urban Youth Bulges and Social Disorder: An Empirical Study of Asian and Sub-Saharan African Cities

Discussant: Håvard Wahl Kongsgård


12:00-13:00    Lunch


13:00-14:30    Session II: Political Economy of Conflict

Helge Holtermann: Economic Development and Insurgent Resource Mobilization in Nepal





Helge's ideas for changes to the paper


Discussant: Indra de Soysa


Eivind Berg Weibust: Relative Poverty, Political Exclusion and Oil Resources in Civil Conflict, 1960-2000: A Subnational Quantitative Analysis

Discussant: Håvard Strand


14:30-14:45    Break


14:45-16:15    Session III: Environment and Conflict I

Gerdis Wischnath: Climate Strange and Civil War? Variability of Climate Parameters and Internal Armed Conflict in Asia

Discussant: Henrik Urdal


Christian Webersik & Christian Klose: Environmental Change and Political Instability in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Explaining the Divide

Discussant: Tor A. Benjaminsen


19:00-             Dinner at Carls kjøkken 





FRIDAY 17/12


09:00-10:30    Session IV: Environment and Conflict II

Sofie Hove Stene: Water Scarcity in the Middle East

Discussant: Nils Petter Gleditsch


Karina Barquet, Päivi Lujala & Jan Ketil Rød: Transboundary Conservation and Militarized Interstate Disputes

Discussant: Helga M. Binningsbø


10:30-10:45    Break


10:45-12:15    Session V: Subnational Dimensions of Conflict + Wrap Up


Rune Slettebak & Ole Magnus Theisen: Natural Disasters and Social Destabilization: Is there a Link between Natural Disasters and Violence? A Study of Indonesian Districts, 1990-2005

Discussant: Scott Gates





Karin Dyrstad, Tanja Ellingsen & Jan Ketil Rød:Ethnic Enclaves, Violence and Ethnic Intolerance in the Western Balkans

Discussant: Kristian S. Gleditsch


12:15-13:15    Lunch


This ends the formal workshop program but all participants are welcome to join the PRIO Winter Party, which begins at 19:00.

Dresscode: MadMen/1950s, whatever that means..