Herding on the Brink: Towards a Global Survey of Pastoral Communities and Conflict

By Alec Crawford, Michele Nori, Jason Switzer on June 22, 2005

An overview of the linkages between pastoralism and conflict, using a sustainable livelihoods conflict analysis. The paper describes the tensions and threats currently felt by pastoral communities, the ways in which such tensions hold the potential for violent conflict, and the means through which the conflicts can be mitigated and prevented.

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IISD, 2005