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    African Politics, African Peace: Report submitted to the African Union by the World Peace Foundation

African Politics, African Peace: Report submitted to the African Union by the World Peace Foundation

African Politics, African Peace charts an agenda for peace in Africa, focusing on how the African Union can implement its norms and use its instruments to prevent and resolve armed conflicts. It is an independent report of the World Peace Foundation, supported by the African Union.

The Report is the most extensive review of the African Union’s peace missions ever […]

Chiefs’ Courts: Protecting Civilians in South Sudan?

  In this blog Alex de Waal and Rachel Ibreck explore the provision of justice and security within the ‘Protection of Civilians’ sites in South Sudan, drawing on extensive research in the Juba and Bentiu sites. A new JSRP paper by Rachel Ibreck and Naomi Pendle provides fuller details of this research. When civil war erupted in South Sudan in […]

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    The Unmaking of Public Authority: A New Article by Rebecca Tapscott

The Unmaking of Public Authority: A New Article by Rebecca Tapscott

Theory on state formation and subnational governance generally focuses on ordering—how rulers organize people and space to maximize control and extraction. Indeed, a new literature on “public authority” has recently contributed to the ways in which such order is produced. These theories rest on the assumption that the world is divided into “public” spaces, where the state directly extracts […]

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    Uncovering Relationships between Resource Governance, Public Authority and (In)Security

Uncovering Relationships between Resource Governance, Public Authority and (In)Security

In this blog, Tom Kirk, Jeroen Cuvelier and Koen Vlassenroot explore the JSRP’s Evidence Paper on ‘Resources, Conflict and Governance’ and briefly outline how the programme’s research is beginning to address the paper’s concerns over a lack of literature on resource governance in conflict-affected areas.

The JSRP has focussed on places – including parts of the DRC, South Sudan, CAR […]

  • Permalink Ugandan Peoples Defense Forces and Georgia National Guard Soldiers practice establishing drop zones in preparation for upcoming aerial resupply missions during Atlas Drop 11, April 14.

Atlas Drop, an annual joint aerial-delivery exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Africa that brings together U.S. Army personnel with counterparts from the Ugandan Peoples Defense Forces, is designed to enhance the readiness of both countries’ resupply and logistical capabilities, and will consist of classroom instruction and a field training exercise. 
AD 11 will increase the capability of both UPDF and U.S. forces to resupply Soldiers operating in remote areas.Gallery

    The Contested Meaning of ‘Security’ and ‘Conflict Resolution’: Research from the JSRP

The Contested Meaning of ‘Security’ and ‘Conflict Resolution’: Research from the JSRP

Tom Kirk, Robin Luckham and Tatiana Carayannis draw on the JSRP’s research to argue that calls for a reinvigorated effort to tackle the root causes of conflict and insecurity require closer attention to the political meaning of ‘security’ and ‘conflict resolution’ across different contexts.

Much has been made of the British government’s controversial – and as of 2015 legally binding […]

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    JSRP Paper: Multi-layered Security Governance as a Quick Fix? The Challenges of Donor-supported Bottom-up Security Provision in Ituri (DR Congo)

JSRP Paper: Multi-layered Security Governance as a Quick Fix? The Challenges of Donor-supported Bottom-up Security Provision in Ituri (DR Congo)

by Kasper Hoffmann, Koen Vlassenroot and Karen Büscher.

There is currently a lively debate among policy-makers and scholars about the role that local non-state actors can play in security provision in so-called ‘fragile situations’, or contexts characterized by high levels of insecurity and limited state capacity to deal with it. The idea that building security institutions based on Western models […]

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    The Challenge of Theorising Security and Justice Provision in Conflict-Affected Places

The Challenge of Theorising Security and Justice Provision in Conflict-Affected Places

Tom Kirk draws on the JSRP’s research to argue that calls to tackle the root causes of conflict and insecurity in many ‘fragile’ and ‘failing’ states require exploring new frameworks and acquiring historical understandings that can reveal how everyday security and justice is provided.

The JSRP has focused on places – including parts of the DRC, South Sudan, CAR and […]

A South Sudanese Peace?

By Naomi Pendle In Juba on the evening of Monday 11th July 2016, as the previous days of gun battles subsided, South Sudanese firemen came to the streets to collect lorry loads of bodies. They also washed away the blood that coloured the streets, leaving only traces where the blood had seeped into the sandy roads. The specificity of those who […]

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    Review: Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Review: Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

JSRP Research Director Tatiana Carayannis reviews Séverine Autesserre (2014) Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

For the full review please see here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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    Fighting to Work: Employment, Not Militias, will Determine Uganda’s Future Stability

Fighting to Work: Employment, Not Militias, will Determine Uganda’s Future Stability

Rebecca Tapscott argues that Uganda’s Crime Preventer program is not just another manifestation of African electoral violence. It is a day-to-day strategy of governing and controlling one of the most threatening segments of the population—young, unemployed and disenchanted youth. It is important not to demonize Crime Preventers as militias in thrall to the President. Rather, the majority of many […]