Overview

Governance refers to all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society. Security refers to precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, and other active or potential threats to human well-being conducted by state or society authorities.

Resource Library

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Iraqi Child Marriage Proposal Reflects Worrying Trend
Raya Barazanji
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New legislation in the Iraqi parliament that would allow girls as young as 9 to marry is drawing stiff opposition from a nationwide coalition of civil society groups.
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Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society to Counter Global Violent Extremism
Mehreen Farooq
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Over the past several years, WORDE has been leading a comprehensive study through 35 cities and villages in Pakistan to explore the capacity of civil society for peacebuilding. We’ve identified over…
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An Instructor’s Manual for Developing a Community-Led Approach to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
Mehreen Farooq
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Illustrating lessons learned and best practices from two years of programming and evaluation, WORDE produced an accompanying Instructor’s Manual to supplement the evaluation and guide communities and…
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Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism
Mehreen Farooq
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Despite billions of dollars in counter-terrorism measures, the threat from transnational terrorist organizations like ISIL, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban has metastasized into a greater menace than ever…
Partner Publication
Building Regional Border Security Cooperation: Lessons from the Maghreb
James Cohen, Leanne McKay, and Joyce A. Kasee
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The Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia face threats to their borders from transnational illicit networks, such as terrorist groups and criminal organizations. To address these threats…
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T-Test for Terrorism: Did the Introduction of Proportional Representation Reduce the Terrorist Threat? A Time-Series Case Study of Algeria and Northern Ireland
Matt Qvortrup
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Can electoral reform lead to a reduction in the number of terrorist incidents? Economists have shown that the introduction of constitutional institutions such as courts in the early eighteenth…

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Governance and Security Experts

Bethany L. McGann
RESOLVE Network Knowledge Platform Administrator
Kateira Aryaeinejad
RESOLVE Network Research Associate
Megan E. Loney
Candace Rondeaux
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Ann Wainscott
Scholar of Morocco, Iraq, and Religion and Politics
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