ISBN 9788130904290,Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War

Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788130904290

ISBN-10 8130904292


Number of Pages 552 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Providing both a means and a motive for armed conflict, the continued access of combatants in contemporary civil wars to lucrative natural resources has often served to counter the incentives for peace. Profiting from Peace offers the first comprehensive assessment of the practical strategies and tools that might be used effectively, by both international and state actors, to help reduce the illicit exploitation of natural resources and the related financial flows that sustain the violence.

About the Authors
Karen Ballentine is senior consultant to the New Security Programme at the FAFO Institute of Applied International Studies. Previously she was senior associate at the International Peace Academy, heading the Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars. She is coeditor of The Political Economy of Armed Conflict: Beyond Greed and Grievance.

Heiko Nitzschke, formerly senior program officer at the International Peace Academy, has also worked with the World Bank, Transparency International, and Oxfam America.

Table Of Contents

Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts: Issues and Options

What Lessons from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme?
Tracking Conflict Commodities and Financing
Lessons from the UN?s Counter terrorism Efforts
Combating Organized Crime in Armed Conflict
Protecting Livelihoods in Violent Economies
Improving Corporate Responsibility and Resource Management
Assessing Company Behavior in Conflict Environments
Private Financial Actors and Corporate Responsibility in Conflict Zones
Export Credit Agencies and Corporate Conduct in Conflict Zones
Revenue Transparency and the Publish What You Pay Campaign
Development Assistance, Conditionality, and War Economies
Establishing Accountability, Ending Impunity
Regulating Business in Conflict Zones: Challenges and Options
Conflict Management and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Improving Sanctions Through Legal Means?
Corporate Accountability Under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act
War Economies, Economic Actors, and International Criminal Law

Peace Before Profit: The Challenges of Governance