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Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy University of Essex CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom
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IQd is working to achieve a just and stable world without violent conflict, in which individuals and groups can peacefully reconcile their interests, enjoy their rights, satisfy their needs, and pursue social and economic development.

Our principal aim is to stimulate and inform institutional development within regional, sub-regional and other inter-governmental organisations to enable effective conflict prevention through early action and quiet diplomacy.

Our work consists of three primary areas:

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Journal Articles & Books
January, 2011

This Quick Guide to Land and Conflict Prevention presents approaches and alternatives for addressing tensions over land, resources and property which left unaddressed may lead to violent conflict. Historical grievances and competing claims to access rights, tenure insecurity and unequal distribution of land are common causes of such tension. Current trends in population growth, climate change, environmental degradation, resettlement, and land use patterns, including large scale acquisitions, create a very real and rapidly growing potential for conflict.

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