Oil, Drugs and Diamonds

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLC38H3
Professor
Ingrid L.Stefanovic
Semester
Fall

Description
Oil, Drugs and Diamonds-ROSS Civil wars and natural resources are linked Natural resources tend to influence separatist conflicts than non-separatist Resources mostly include diamonds, gem stones, oil, natural gas, copper, gold, drugs, timber and agriculture Civil wars for common resource: ex. Oil Diamonds, gems and drugs are concentrated in a small area Those that proximate to a national capital and those that are distant Seven hypotheses on resources and conflict 1) The more lootable a resource is, the more likely it is to benefit local peoples and the poor Relies more heavily on the use of unskilled labour 2) the more unlootable a resource is, the more likely it will lead to separatist conflicts If a
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