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Leiden University (2017)

Climate Conflicts ? Understanding the factors that link climate change to communal conflict in the West African Sahel

Kalkavan Basak

Titre : Climate Conflicts ? Understanding the factors that link climate change to communal conflict in the West African Sahel

Auteur : Kalkavan Basak

Université de soutenance : Leiden University

Grade : Advanced Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy 2017

Descriptif
This research contains five chapters. In Chapter 2, I review the relevant literature on the concepts of climate security, human security, vulnerability and communal conflict, which provide some basis for the theoretical framework presented in the second part of the chapter. In Chapter 3, I introduce my research design, present my variables and data, and discuss the strengths and limitations of my research. The empirical analysis is done in Chapter 4 in four separate sections. Here, I first provide a background for the West African Sahel in general. Then, I study the environmental and political contexts in both Mali and Burkina Faso in detail and assess the factors that connect climate change and communal conflict. Lastly, in Chapter 5, I discuss the main findings, revisit research limitations and offer recommendations for future research.

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