Climate Change and African Political Stability: “Can Political Institutions Avert Violence from Climate Change?”

18 August 2011

Can Political Institutions Avert Violence from Climate Change?
CCAPS: Climate Change and African Political Stability
The Robert S. Strauss Center For International Security and Law
University of Texas at Austin

That is the central question of a new CCAPS Research Brief released today. The report details an innovative research project by seven of the world’s top scholars of Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa, organized by the Strauss Center. Each expert focuses on a different African country to determine if domestic political institutions affect whether climate shocks, and other disruptions, lead to violence or not. By studying past upheavals, the project aims to identify future strategies to minimize the human suffering and security consequences that could result from climate change in Africa: http://ccaps.strausscenter.org/articles/what-drives-climate-security-vulnerability

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