Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Date of Award

Fall 2014

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Department of Justice Studies

Advisor(s)

Glenn Hastedt

Abstract

This study examines natural resources as a source of international conflict. Without proper management of these resources, conflict will continue to occur. An overview of natural resources and how they pertain to conflict is examined using examples from different parts of the world. Then water conflicts are focused upon and how proposals and resolutions through legal framework and guidance from outside entities can help provide better usage practices. Furthermore, the Okavango River is researched and how Angola’s use of the water effects the countries of Namibia and Botswana. In addition, future proposals to move forward and increase international water security as new elements including population growth pose a threat to security is examined.

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