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2019, iss. 1, pp. 281-300
The security aspects of natural resources management
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies
The presence of natural resources within the boundaries of a state can be viewed in two different ways: as a source of general benefits (natural resources - "blessing") or more oft en as a source of an unstable security state (natural resources - "curse"). In many countries that abound in the natural resources of economic performance that are driven by their sustainable use, they are limited by the emergence and development of a variety of different security threats (corruption, violent separatist movements, civil war). Experiential results of a number of research studies suggest that there is a unique symbiotic relationship between natural resources and violent conflicts. The paradoxical situation is the underdeveloped countries rich in natural resources (Nigeria, South Sudan, Indonesia) where slow economic growth with accompanying political and social distortion is present. On the other hand, there are examples of successful management of natural resources with all positive economic performance across the whole community (Norway, Chile, Botswana). The aim of this paper is to attempt to present (a systematic review of literature) a number of negative security aspects that appear in the management of natural resources.
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article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
DOI: 10.18485/fb_godisnjak.2019.14
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