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A Tribute to Svetlana Djurdjevic-Lukic

The JSRP team has been deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of our colleague from the South East European Research Network.

Svetlana Djurdjevic-Lukic was a prominent Serbian civil society activist, policy analyst and scholar. She was an expert in human security and security policies, alongside her long-standing interest in US foreign policy. She was the author and co-author […]

September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Between Norms, Politics Contests and Social Upheavals: Justice in the JSRP’s Research Sites

Between Norms, Politics Contests and Social Upheavals: Justice in the JSRP’s Research Sites

In this blog, Tom Kirk and Anna Macdonald explore the JSRP’s research on local justice mechanisms in conflict-affected states. They argue that the accessibility and legitimacy of justice institutions cannot be assumed, and that those wishing to engage them must understand them as embedded in wider social norms, political contests and upheavals.

As with the JSRP’s other thematic areas, the […]

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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 […]

Promoting Social Accountability in Cambodia

Marija Babović and Danilo Vuković overview their recent study of a social accountability programme in Cambodia. They argue future initiatives ought to be grounded in and tailored around citizens’ real interests, taking into account the country’s restrictive patronage based political environment as one of the key variables.   During October and November several protests related to land disputes have taken place in the Cambodian capital Phnom […]

The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward

By David Marshall Ahead of its LSE launch on Thursday 26th June (6-7.30pm, Room 1.04, New Academic Building, free and open to all), editor David Marshall introduces The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward, which includes a new chapter by JSRP researcher Mareike Schomerus. In 2011–2012, I was deployed to South Sudan to lead the United Nations’ development […]

A stone, justice and security

You might be wondering: what is this picture in the website header? It looks like a dirt road, some washed-out colours, blue, white and red. What does this have to do with research, with justice, or with security, in areas caught up in violent conflict or just coming out of it?

I took this photo a few years ago in […]

February 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|