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Articles: CCAPS research findings are published in a variety of academic journals, including Climate Dynamics, International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, and Political Geography, among others.
Date:
15 August 2012

In this article featured in International Interactions, CCAPS researchers Idean Salehyan, Cullen S. Hendrix, Jesse Hamner, Christina Case, Christopher Linebarger, Emily Stull, and Jennifer Williams describe the Social Conflict in Africa Database (SCAD) which contains information on over 7,200 instances of unrest in 47 African countries from 1990-2010.

Date:
01 May 2012

In the Journal of Climate, Edward Vizy and Kerry Cook predict changes in extremes across tropical and northern Africa for 2041-2060. Six indicators are examined, including annual extreme and daily diurnal temperature ranges, heat wave days, number of dry days, number of extreme wet days, and extreme wet day rainfall intensity.

Date:
20 February 2012
Kerry Cook and Edward Vizy in their article in Climate Dynamics project changes in growing seasons for 2041-2060 across Africa, using a new regional climate model. The response is highly regional, with a decrease in growing season days projected for parts of West Africa, and a longer growing season projected for the central and eastern Sahel.
Date:
31 January 2012
Clionadh Raleigh and Dominic Kniveton use rainfall variability to explore the influence of the climate on conflict. Their article in the Journal of Peace Research shows that in locations that experience communal conflict events, the frequency of events increases in periods of extreme rainfall variation, irrespective of the sign of the rainfall change.
Date:
31 January 2012
In their article in the Journal of Peace Research, Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan examine whether deviations from normal rainfall patterns affect the propensity for individuals and groups to engage in disruptive activities such as demonstrations, riots, strikes, communal conflict, and anti-government violence.
Date:
19 October 2011
CCAPS researcher Clionadh Raleigh's article in Global Environmental Change discusses how conflict patterns affect the volume, direction, and types of migration within the developing world.
Date:
06 December 2010

CCAPS researcher Clionadh Raleigh discusses the relationship between physical geography and conflict patterns within African states. The author finds that "an area's physical attributes do not have a uniform effect on the likelihood of experiencing a conflict event."

Date:
17 November 2010

In this German Marshall Fund report, Joshua Busby, Kaiba White, and Todd Smith examine how climate change and physical sources of vulnerability to natural hazards might intersect with North Africa's various demographic, social, and political challenges.

Date:
01 September 2010
This article in the Journal of Peace Research presents ACLED, an Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset. ACLED codes the actions of rebels, governments, and militias within unstable states, specifying the exact location and date of battle events, transfers of military control, headquarter establishment, civilian violence, and rioting.
Date:
02 August 2010
Joshua Busby discusses the outcomes of the Copenhagen conference and provides a roadmap for global climate change institutions to address perhaps the most difficult collective action problem the world has faced in this working paper by the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Date:
01 June 2010
In their article in the Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan examine several reasons for the failure to reach an international treaty on climate change. They propose several policies and mechanisms through which countries can reach a meaningful agreement to limit carbon emissions.
Date:
09 March 2010
This article in the International Studies Review by Clionadh Raleigh discusses the probability of increased communal conflict in African states due to the political vulnerability of groups to climate change.
Date:
01 February 2010
CCAPS researcher J. Timmons Roberts, Martin Stadelmann, and Saleemul Huq take a closer look at the Copenhagen promise and discuss six big questions about climate finance in their briefing by the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Date:
01 January 2010
Joshua Busby examines the relationship between environmental quality, poverty, and security in his chapter in Confronting Poverty. The chapter explores what may be gained from efforts to securitize climate change, the evidence underpinning this, and varied arguments on the links between climate change and conflict.
Date:
01 November 2009
Peter Newell, CCAPS research J. Timmons Roberts, Emily Boyd, and Saleemul Huq identify four key lessons that donor countries need to learn in their briefing by the International Institute for Environment and Development.