JSRP Brief ShotThe JSRP is pleased to announce the first in a series of Policy Briefs outlining the ideas and evidence behind our work.

The first two are from JSRP Research Director Alex de Waal. They focus on the idea of the ‘political marketplace’ as a system of governance; and an analysis of the risks that South Sudan faces given the current convergent economic, security and political crises on the eve of the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

To download the briefs please click the below links:


De Waal, Alex (2016) ‘Introduction to the Political Marketplace for Policymakers’, JSRP Policy Brief 1, (March).

De Waal, Alex (2016) ‘A Political Marketplace Analysis of South Sudan’s “Peace”‘, JSRP Policy Brief 2, (March).

Hoffman, Kasper, and Vlassenroot, Koen (2016) ‘The Challenges of Multi-Layered Security Governance in Ituri’,  JSRP Policy Brief 3, (May).




Note: articles present the views of their authors, and not necessarily the position of the Justice and Security Research Programme, nor of the London School of Economics and Political Science.