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Matières premières, violences et conflits armés

  • Philippe Le Billon
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    [eng] Philippe Le Billon — Raw materials, violence and armed conflicts A number of armed conflicts in the third world are financed with raw materials. The relative importance of such income is on the increase, given the diminishing benefits of what is hereby termed as the geo-strategic rent of the cold war. The control of raw materials, territories and marketing networks now influence the strategies of armed groups, the process of conflicts and their resolution. It is however simplistic to qualify these as « resources wars », principally motivated by the cupidity of combatants. Foreign commercial interests and the state of dependency on raw materials, at times resulting in State delinquency, are just as important factors to take into account.

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    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Tiers-Monde.

    Volume (Year): 44 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 174 ()
    Pages: 297-322

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    Handle: RePEc:prs:rtiers:tiers_1293-8882_2003_num_44_174_5387
    Note: DOI:10.3406/tiers.2003.5387
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    1. Sachs, J-D & Warner, A-M, 1995. "Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth," Papers 517a, Harvard - Institute for International Development.
    2. World Commission on Environment and Development,, 1987. "Our Common Future," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780192820808, December.
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