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Deutscher Tropentag, October 11 - 13, 2005 in Stuttgart-Hohenheim

"The Global Food & Product Chain- Dynamics, Innovations, Conflicts, Strategies"

Conflict Over Resources: No Need for Reconciliation?

Jörg Gertel

University of Leipzig, Institute of Oriental Studies, Germany


The paper investigates concepts of resources and the notion of reconciliation within the discourse of development. Giving examples from Sudan, Tibet, and New Zealand it will be argued that conflicts over resources not only have different structures, but also very specific histories. It will thus be asked, in how far standardised scientific tools are useful in conflict analyses.

Keywords: Conflict analyses, reconciliation

Contact Address: Jörg Gertel, University of Leipzig, Institute of Oriental Studies, Burgstrasse 21, 04109 Leipzig, Germany, e-mail: gertel@rz.uni-leipzig.de

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