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Volume 7, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 89-102, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-89-2016
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Special issue: Climate, land use, and conflict in Africa

Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 89-102, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-89-2016
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ESD Reviews 08 Feb 2016

ESD Reviews | 08 Feb 2016

Perspectives on contextual vulnerability in discourses of climate conflict

U. T. Okpara et al.
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We draw on the premise that climate conflict reflects a continuum of conditional forces that often coalesce around the notion of vulnerability to show how vulnerability is portrayed in the discursive formation of climate conflict relations. Comparing three discourse types, we illustrate that a turn towards contextual vulnerability thinking will help advance a constructivist theory-informed climate conflict scholarship that recognises historicity, specificity and variability.
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