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ÒI raped, killed and stole from people,Ó a second rebel said, while a third added, ÒI killed and raped. I loved being drunk and raping women. I have even killed children.Ó

This page contains research that focuses on the provision and perceptions of (in)security in the JSRP’s research locations. These studies were informed by the evidence and literature reviews conducted at the consortium’s outset.




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

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

Hoffmann, Kasper, Vlassenroot, Koen, and Buescher, Karen (2016) ‘Multi-layered Security Governance as a Quick Fix? The challenges of donor-supported, bottom-up security provision in Ituri (DRCongo)’JSRP Paper 33 (July 2016)

Ibreck, Rachel, and Pendle, Naomi (2016) Customary Protection?  Chiefs’ Courts as Public Authority in UN Protection of Civilians Sites in South Sudan’JSRP Paper 34 (September 2016)

Tapscott, Rebecca (2016) ‘Preventing Change and Protecting the Regime: Crime Preventers, Local Livelihoods, and the 2016 Ugandan ElectionsJSRP Paper 31 (April 2016)

Titeca, Kristof (2016) ‘Haut-Uele: Justice and Security mechanisms in Times of Conflict and Isolation’, JSRP Paper 32 (July 2016)


Adam, Jeroen and Vanden Boer, Dorien (2015) Conflict Mediation and Traditional Authority in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao’, JSRP Paper 26.

Hoffmann, Kasper (2015) ‘Myths Set in Motion: The Moral Economy of Mai-Mai Governance’, in Arjona, Ana, Kasfir, Nelson and Mampilly, Zachariah (eds.) Rebel Governance in Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Hoffmann, Kasper and Wiuff Moe, Louise (eds.) (2015) ‘Protection and (In)Security Beyond the State: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel’, DIIS Report 2015:01.

Hopwood, Julian (2015) Elephants Abroad and in the Room: explicit and implicit security, justice and protection issues on the Uganda/South Sudan border’   JSRP Paper 22.

Hopwood, Julian, Porter, Holly and Saum, Nangiro (2015) ‘Karamojong Women and the Extremes of Insecurity‘, JSRP Paper 27

Hopwood, Julian and Atkinson, Ronald R. (2015) ‘Developing a Land-Conflict Monitoring and Mapping Tool for the Acholi Sub-Region of Northern Uganda‘, JSRP Paper 28.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Rigterink, Anouk (2015) ‘And Then He Switched off the Phone’: Mobile Phones, Participation and Political Accountability in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria StateStability 4(1).

Tapscott, Rebecca (2015) ‘The Government has Long Hands: Community Security Groups and Arbitrary Governance in Uganda’s Acholiland‘ JSRP Paper 24.

Verweijen, Judith and Vlassenroot, Koen (2015) ‘Armed mobilisation and the nexus of territory, identity, and authority: the contested territorial aspirations of the Banyamulenge in eastern DR Congo’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies 33(2).



Adam, Jeroen, Verbrugge, Boris and Vanden Boer, Dorien (2014) ‘Hybrid Systems of Conflict Management and Community-Level Efforts to Improve Local Security in Mindanao’, JSRP Paper 13.

Adam, Jeroen, Verbrugge, Boris and Vanden Boer, Dorien (2014) ‘Peacemaking and State-Society Interactions in Conflict-torn Mindanao, Philippines’,  JSRP Paper 18.

Djurdjevic-Lukic, Svetlana (2014) ‘Community Policing and Community Security: Theory and Practice in Timor-Leste’, JSRP Paper 16.

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Verweijen, Judith (2014) ‘Arbiters with guns: the ambiguity of military involvement in civilian disputes in the DR Congo’, Third World Quarterly 35(5).

Hoffmann, Kasper and Vlassenroot, Koen (2014) ‘Armed groups and the exercise of public authority: the cases of the Mayi-Mayi and Raya Mutomboki in Kalehe, South Kivu’Peacebuilding 2(2).

Schomerus, Mareike and de Vries, Lotje (2014) ‘Improvising border security: “A situation of security pluralism” along South Sudan’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’, Security Dialogue 45(3). Link to accepted pre-publication version here.

Verweijen, Judith (2014) Half-Brewed: The Lukewarm Results of Creating an Integrated Military in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’ in Licklider, Roy (ed.), New Armies from Old: Merging Competing Military Forces after Civil Wars (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press).

Verweijen, Judith and van Meeteren, Michiel (2014) ‘Social Network Analysis and the De Facto/De Jure Conundrum: Security Alliances and the Territorialization of State Authority in the Post-Cold War Great Lakes Region’



Chinkin, Christine and Kaldor, Mary (2013) ‘Gender and New Wars’, Journal of International Affairs 67(1).

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Verweijen, Judith (2013) ‘The volatility of a half-cooked bouillabaisse: Rebel–military integration and conflict dynamics in the eastern DRC’, African Affairs 112(449).

Luckham, Robin and Kirk, Tom (2013) ‘Understanding Security in the Vernacular in Hybrid Political Contexts: a critical survey’, Conflict, Security and Development 13 (3).

Vlassenroot, Koen (2013) ‘Why local dynamics of conflict are never only local’, New Routes: Journal of Peace Research and Action 18(4).



Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa (2012) ‘Locating power in state-building: the conflict network perspective‘ Südosteuropa, 60(4).

Schomerus, Mareike (2012) ‘They forgot what they came for: Uganda’s army in Sudan’, Journal of Eastern African Studies, 6(1).

Schomerus, Mareike and Titeca, Kristof (2012) ‘Deals and Dealings: Inconclusive Peace and Treacherous Trade along the South Sudan-Uganda Border’, Africa Spectrum 47(2-3).

Vlassenroot, Koen, Perrot, Sandrine and Cuvelier, Jeroen (2012) ‘Doing business out of war: an analysis of the UPDF’s presence in DRCongo’Journal of Eastern African Studies 6(1).





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