This special collection on ‘Drivers of Conflict and Instability in Nigeria’ gathers research from leading scholars and practitioners to discuss key topics regarding conflict, security and development in Nigeria. The articles in this special collection provide new evidence and research findings on significant challenges to peace and stability, including on corruption, land conflicts, militants and rebel groups, Boko Haram, security governance, state capacity, state building, and more.
The understanding that disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs are essential in helping to prevent the recurrence of war in post-conflict situations is at the heart of current peacebuilding practice and the academic literature on peacekeeping and stabilization.
Stabilisation, both as a concept and a category of international engagement, has been increasingly discussed and operationalised in recent years. Governments and international organisations such as the United Nations have established missions, departments and other institutions under the banner of stabilisation.
The special collection, 'Citizen Security Dialogues: Dispatches from Colombia' gathers research from leading scholars and practitioners to discuss key topics regarding recent developments surrounding the peace process between the national government and the FARC rebels in Colombia.
The articles in this collection theoretically and empirically engage with the idea of the ‘security gap,' an experimental concept that guides the ERC-funded ‘Security in Transition' research programme at the London School of Economics (LSE) (grant holder: Prof Mary Kaldor).
Crime remains rife in urban communities in South Africa. This special collection – Citizen Security Dialogues: Dispatches from South Africa – focuses on groundbreaking research from leading scholars on violence prevention in South Africa.
This new special collection critically examines the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Africa, with particular attention to the relationship between ICTs and local knowledge, power, state-building and peace-building.
A selection of papers from the 2014 Annual Symposium of the Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka, convened jointly with the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.
This new special collection unpacks citizen security policies, programs and projects from Mexico, highlighting measures that have successfully prevented violence and improved safety in different parts of the country.
As Afghanistan enters its so-called ‘transformation decade,’ it is worth considering the country's long-term prospects for stability and development.
The special collection critically reviews innovative citizen security policies and programs from across Brazil's major metropolitan settings.
This special collection assembles research exploring the application of new technologies to conflict prevention, crisis management and development.
Drawing upon cross-regional case studies, and on both 'top down' and 'bottom up' insights, this Special Collection examines the politics of (self) protection through an analysis of cross cutting themes, including youth, gender, displacement and migration.
This special collection puts a spotlight on the Mali and the complex regional dynamics across the Sahel.