Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Research article
03 Nov 2015
Research article |  | 03 Nov 2015

The nexus of oil, conflict, and climate change vulnerability of pastoral communities in northwest Kenya

J. Schilling, R. Locham, T. Weinzierl, J. Vivekananda, and J. Scheffran


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AR by Janpeter Schilling on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2015)
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2015) by Peter Michael Link
AR by Janpeter Schilling on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2015)

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Short summary
This article first discusses the effects of oil exploration on the vulnerability of pastoral communities to climate change. The effects are found to be ambivalent, but mostly aggravating. Second, the article explores the (potential) effects of oil exploration on local conflict dynamics. Findings suggest a risk of escalating company-community conflicts. These conflicts are mostly driven by unfulfilled community expectations for employment, water and development.
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