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Linking poverty and environment as causes of conflict: a case study of Pakistan


Azhar, Masood ur Rehman (2016) Linking poverty and environment as causes of conflict: a case study of Pakistan. In: International Conference on Government & Public Affairs 2016 (ICOGPA2016), October 5th - 6th, 2016, School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical analysis of an International conflict i.e. East Pakistan Crisis, 1971, and reveals that un-equal development creates conflict in society. Natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation can also become a source of conflict, so marginalized and excluded people fight for their rights through non-peaceful means.This essay supports the theoretical approaches of poverty, environment, and conflict nexus and reveals that un-equal development and resources scarcity deepens the poverty and creates conflicts in the society, causing harm to the environment.The degraded environment deepens the poverty as environment and poverty are interlinked and poor has limited choices other than to degrade the environment for their survival.This vicious downward spiral link of poverty and degradation of environment requires working extensively for poverty alleviation to reverse the environmental decline.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-44661-7-6 Organized by: School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poverty and environment, poverty and conflict, conflict and development, conflict and environment, un-equal development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2016 01:38
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2016 01:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20430

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