Author: Nagmeldin Karamalla-Gaiballa
Institution: University of Commerce and Services
Author: Siham El-Kafafi
Institution: Arrows Research Consultancy
Published online: 25 September 2021
Final submission: 13 August 2021
Printed issue: 2021
Source: Show
Page no: 12
Pages: 7-18
DOI Address:
PDF: ppsy/50/ppsy202144.pdf

This research paper explores the impact of sociological perspectives on the relationship between natural resources and conflicts. From these theoretical perspectives, many fundamental sources of conflict over natural resources are identified and defined. This research takes the approach of a case study in which the researchers investigate and analyze the sources of conflict happening in the Darfur region of Sudan. This case study explores the demographic changes, economic development, and social inequality among some factors contributing to conflict over resources in this region. The research findings demonstrated that various factors play a vital role in the availability of natural resources, which is the main reason sides other reasons flaring conflict in the Darfur region in Sudan. These factors are related to climate change, destruction of ecosystems, immigration, demographic change, and political changes. Even though various factors could impact the conflict of resources in the Darfur region in Sudan, these researchers focused in this research paper on the sociological perspective only.


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