THE ROLE OF SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN PERPETUATING THE CONFLICTS IN YEMEN

Journal Title: Revista Romana de Geografie Politica - Year 2015, Vol 17, Issue 2

Abstract

Lying in a strategic region from the economic point of view, on the Bab al-Mandab Straits, the Republic of Yemen is known for its ancient civilization, but also for the political instability affecting the country for several decades. This situation has largely been influenced by the population’s structure and evolution, as well as by the low economic level and the restrictiveness of the natural environment. The population, which is very heterogeneous from the socio-cultural standpoint, experienced a rapid growth in the past half century, putting an increasing pressure on the natural resources (water, soil, biodiversity), which have started to dwindle and get worse in terms of quality. In all this time, the low level of economic development has failed to bring about visible improvements in the quality of life, which remained precarious for most of the people. The inefficiency of governmental policies in solving these problems has been an almost permanent reason for discontent among the population.

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POPA Vasile, COCOŞ Octavian

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POPA Vasile, COCOŞ Octavian (2015). THE ROLE OF SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN PERPETUATING THE CONFLICTS IN YEMEN. Revista Romana de Geografie Politica, 17(2), 65-75. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-184260