The anatomy of resource wars

Renner, Michael, 1957-
Gbs preview button

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export


  • "October 2002."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-87) and index.


  • The relationship between resources and conflict -- The nature of resource conflicts -- Lootability and obstructability: factors in resource exploitation -- The resource curse -- The proliferation of arms and combatants -- How conflicts are financed by natural resource pillage -- Sierra Leone and Liberia: trapped in a vicious cycle? -- Democratic Republic of the Congo: the new wealth grab -- Angola: diamonds versus oil -- Colombia: narcotics, petroleum, and indigenous peoples -- How resource extraction can trigger conflict -- Indonesia: the Suharto legacy -- Bougainville: copper and secession -- Nigeria: repression in the delta -- Collateral damage: the environmental toll -- Sanctions, certification systems, and economic diversification