Discovery of Resources and Conflict in the Interstate System, 1816-2001

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This study tests a theory detailing the increased likelihood of conflict following an initial resource discovery in the discovering nation and its region. A survey of prior literature shows a multitude of prior research concerning resources and nations' willingness to initiate conflict over those resources, but this prior research lacks any study concerning the effects of the discovery of resources on interstate conflict. The theory discusses the increased likelihood of conflict in the discovering nation as both target and initiator. It further looks at the increased chance of conflict in the discoverer's region due to security dilemmas and proxy wars. The results show strong support for the theory, suggesting nations making new resource discoveries must take extra care to avoid conflict.

Creator(s): Clark, Bradley
Creation Date: May 2010
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Publisher Info: Web: www.unt.edu
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2010
Description:

This study tests a theory detailing the increased likelihood of conflict following an initial resource discovery in the discovering nation and its region. A survey of prior literature shows a multitude of prior research concerning resources and nations' willingness to initiate conflict over those resources, but this prior research lacks any study concerning the effects of the discovery of resources on interstate conflict. The theory discusses the increased likelihood of conflict in the discovering nation as both target and initiator. It further looks at the increased chance of conflict in the discoverer's region due to security dilemmas and proxy wars. The results show strong support for the theory, suggesting nations making new resource discoveries must take extra care to avoid conflict.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Political Science
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Keyword(s): Resources | discovery | conflict
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Partner:
UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 666378249 |
  • UNTCAT: b3866514 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc28406
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Clark, Bradley
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