Environment & Conflict
Analysing the Developing World

By Ashok Swain
June 1993
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-506-0990-4
50 pages, Illustrated, 5 3/4" x 8"
$17.50 Paper Original

It is true that environmental destruction concerns each and every state of the world, but as this study finds out, it bears more serious consequences for the poor developing countries than the rich developed ones. The relentless burden of meeting the needs of the growing population in these countries has brought a distinct possibility of erasing the natural renewable resource base from which human being inevitably reaps sustenance. There has been an attempt in this study to develop a conceptual framework of conceivable social conflicts that are likely to develop in an environmentally induced scarcity situation in the developing countries. This has been done by analyzing the role and formation of possible actors and theirs perceived conflicting behavior towards each other.

Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37

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