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International Intervention to Govern Diamonds and Minerals

  • Michael D. Beevers
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Abstract

Beevers examines efforts by international peacebuilders to govern Sierra Leone’s diamonds in the aftermath of the conflict. He explains how strategies primarily focused on securing diamonds and diamond revenues so that the conflict would not reignite, but over time began to concentrate on the extraction of diamonds and minerals as a key to economic recovery and poverty alleviation. Beevers shows that despite numerous international initiatives, and new laws and regulations, efforts to govern diamonds and minerals remain controversial and problematic. The reason, Beevers contends, is that the reforms put forth by peacebuilders do little to address historical grievances and create new tensions that make resource extraction and peacebuilding more challenging.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Beevers
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental StudiesDickinson CollegeCarlisleUSA

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