Conflict, Security, and Development
Conflicts are often diagnosed as violent events that are largely ahistorical and devoid of appropriate social, cultural, economic, and political contextualization. Conflicts are also seen as the absence of security, yet the relationships between conflict and security are complex. The reasons for conflicts around development issues vary widely. However, over the last several years, scholars have begun to understand conflict through different lenses which help to unveil the underlying factors that create conflicts and which allow for conflicts to perpetuate. This course will examine some of these dimensions, particularly in relation to environmental conflicts and focus on the etiology of these events around environmental objects such as diamonds, oil, forests, and water.
U-M Credit Eligible
U-M School for Environment and Sustainability
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