Conflict analysis & theory

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Guidance Documents

Conflict assessment framework version 2.0 (2012). (USAID)  External resource

Key Papers

Ainsworth, G. B., S. M. Redpath, M. Wilson, C. Wernham, and J. C. Young. 2020. Integrating scientific and local knowledge to address conservation conflicts: towards a practical framework based on lessons learned from a Scottish case study. Environmental Science & Policy 107:46-55.  External resource

 

Anderson, M. B., L. Olson, and K. Doughty. 2003. Confronting war: critical lessons for peace practitioners. Collaborative for Development Action, Incorporated.  External resource

 

Burton, J. 1990. Conflict: basic human needs. International Journal of Peace Studies 6.  External resource

 

Cusack, J. J., T. Bradfer-Lawrence, Z. Baynham-Herd, S. Castelló y Tickell, I. Duporge, H. Hegre, L. Moreno Zárate, V. Naude, S. Nijhawan, J. Wilson, D. G. Zambrano Cortes, and N. Bunnefeld. 2021. Measuring the intensity of conflicts in conservation. Conservation Letters n/a:e12783.  Download

 

Deutsch, M. 1973. The resolution of conflict: constructive and destructive processes. Yale University Press.  External resource

 

Dickman, A. J. 2010. Complexities of conflict: the importance of considering social factors for effectively resolving human-wildlife conflict. Animal Conservation 13:458-466.  External resource

 

Doucey, M. 2011. Understanding the root cases of conflicts: why it matters for international crisis. International Affairs Review XX.  External resource

 

Dukes, F. 1999. Why conflict transformation matters: three cases. Peace and Conflict Studies 6:53-72.  External resource

 

Ehrhart, S., O. Soliku, and U. Schraml. 2021. Conservation conflicts in the context of protected areas in Ghana and Germany: commonalities, differences and lessons for conflict analysis and management. GeoJournal.  External resource

Fraser-Celin, V.-L., A. J. Hovorka, and J. J. Silver. 2018. Human conflict over wildlife: exploring social constructions of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Botswana. Human Dimensions of Wildlife:1-18.  External resource

 

Hendrick, D. 2009. Complexity theory and conflict transformation: an exploration of potential and implications. Centre for Conflict Resolution, Department of Peace Studies, Working Paper 17, June 2009, University of Bradford.  Download

 

Hicks, T. 2001. Another look at identity‐based conflict: the roots of conflict in the psychology of consciousness. Negotiation Journal 17:35-45.  External resource

 

Hodgson, I. D., S. M. Redpath, A. Fischer, and J. Young. 2018. Fighting talk: organisational discourses of the conflict over raptors and grouse moor management in Scotland. Land Use Policy 77:332-343.  External resource

 

Hodgson, I. D., S. M. Redpath, A. Fischer, and J. Young. 2019. Who knows best? Understanding the use of research-based knowledge in conservation conflicts. Journal of Environmental Management 231:1065-1075.  External resource

 

Innes, J. E., and D. E. Booher. 1999. Consensus building and complex adaptive systems. Journal of the American Planning Association 65:412-423.  External resource

 

Lederach, J. P., H. Culbertson, and R. Neufeldt. 2007. Reflective peacebuilding: a planning, monitoring and learning toolkit. Joan B. Kroc Inst. for International Peace Studies.  External resource

 

Madden, F. 2004. Creating coexistence between humans and wildlife: global perspectives on local efforts to address human–wildlife conflict. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 9:247-257.  External resource

 

Madden, F., and B. McQuinn. 2014. Conservation's blind spot: the case for conflict transformation in wildlife conservation. Biological Conservation 178:97-106.  Download  

 

Redpath, S. A., B. E. Arroyo, E. M. Leckie, P. Bacon, N. Bayfield, R. J. Gutierrez, and S. J. Thirgood. 2004. Using decision modeling with stakeholders to reduce human-wildlife conflict: a raptor-grouse case study. Conservation Biology 18:350-359.  External resource

 

Redpath, S. M., J. Young, A. Evely, W. M. Adams, W. J. Sutherland, A. Whitehouse, A. Amar, R. A. Lambert, J. D. C. Linnell, A. Watt, and R. J. Gutierrez. 2013. Understanding and managing conservation conflicts. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28:100-109.  External resource

 

Salvatori, V., E. Balian, J. C. Blanco, P. Ciucci, L. Demeter, T. Hartel, K. Marsden, S. M. Redpath, Y. von Korff, and J. C. Young. 2020. Applying participatory processes to address conflicts over the conservation of large carnivores: understanding conditions for successful management. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8.  External resource

Young, J. C., K. Searle, A. Butler, P. Simmons, A. D. Watt, and A. Jordan. 2016. The role of trust in the resolution of conservation conflicts. Biological Conservation 195:196-202.  External resource

Young, J. C., D. B. A. Thompson, P. Moore, A. MacGugan, A. Watt, and S. M. Redpath. 2016. A conflict management tool for conservation agencies. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:705-711.  External resource  

 

Zimmermann, A., B. McQuinn, and D. W. Macdonald. 2020. Levels of conflict over wildlife: understanding and addressing the right problem. Conservation Science and Practice:e259.  Download

Books and book chapters

Deutsch, M., and P. T. Coleman. 2015. Psychological components of sustainable peace: an introduction. Pages 105-117 Morton Deutsch: Major texts on peace psychology. Springer International Publishing, Cham.  External resource

 

Jeong, H.-W. 2008. Understanding conflict and conflict analysis. Sage.  External resource

 

Lederach, J. 2015. Little book of conflict transformation: clear articulation of the guiding principles by a pioneer in the field. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.  External resource

 

Lederach, J. P. 1997. Building peace: sustainable reconciliation in divided societies. United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC.  External resource

 

Levinger, M., and M. B. Levinger. 2013. Conflict analysis: understanding causes, unlocking solutions. United States Institute of Peace.  External resource

 

Madden, F., and B. McQuinn. 2015. Conservation conflict transformation: the missing link in conservation.in S. Redpath, R. J. Gutierrez, K. A. Wood, and J. C. Young, editors. Conflicts in conservation: navigating towards solutions. Cambridge University Press, UK.  External resource

 

Madden, F., and B. McQuinn. 2017. Conservation conflict transformation: addressing the missing link in wildlife conservation.in C. M. Hill, A. D. Webber, and N. E. C. Priston, editors. Understanding conflicts about wildlife: a biosocial approach. Berghahn Books, New York  External resource

 

Miall, H. 2004. Conflict transformation: a multi-dimensional task. Pages 67-89 in A. Austin, M. Fischer, and N. Ropers, editors. Transforming ethnopolitical conflict: the berghof handbook. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden.  Download

 

Rosati, J. A., D. J. Carroll, and R. A. Coate. 1990. A critical assessment of the power of human needs in world society. Pages 156-179 in J. Burton and F. Dukes, editors. Conflict: readings in management and resolution. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London.  External resource

 

Rothman, J. 1997. Resolving identity-based conflict in nations, organizations, and communities.  External resource

 

Satterfield, T. 2007. Anatomy of a conflict: identity, knowledge, and emotion in old-growth forests. UBC Press.  External resource

Sites, P. 1990. Needs as analogues of emotions. Pages 7-33 in J. Burton, editor. Conflict: human needs theory. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London.  External resource

Walker, G., and S. Daniels. 1997. Foundations of natural resource conflict: conflict theory and public policy. Pages 13-36 in Conflict management and public participation in land management. EFI Proceedings.  External resource