Journal article

The Impact of Environmental Cooperation on Peacemaking: Definitions, Mechanisms, and Empirical Evidence

Tobias Ide

International Studies Review | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019


The literature on environmental peacemaking claims that groups in conflict can put aside their differences and cooperate in the face of shared environmental challenges, thereby facilitating more peaceful relations between them. This study provides the first comprehensive review of the widely dispersed empirical evidence on such environment-peace links. In order to do so, it distinguishes three understandings of peace and identifies four mechanisms connecting environmental cooperation to peace. The results suggest that environmental cooperation can facilitate the absence of violence within states as well as symbolic rapprochement within and between states, although such links are strongly dep..

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