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The Ambiguities of "Environmental" Conflict: Insights from the Tolukuma Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea

Walton, Grant; Barnett, Jonathon Richard


In this article we propose that environmental conflicts in developing countries are caused not so much by environmental degradation - as suggested in much of the literature on environmental security - but by the unequal distribution of outcomes arising from environmental degradation and the processes that cause it. We then seek to inform this theoretical proposition through a review of research on conflicts surrounding mining in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and through a case study of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Society and Natural Resources
DOI: 10.1080/08941920701655635


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