Jörg Gertel:
Conflict Over Resources: No Need for Reconciliation?


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 StudiesBurgstrasse 21, 04109 Leipzig, Germany, e-mail: gertel@rz.uni-leipzig.de

Andreas Deininger, November 2005