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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Misogyny: The Spirit of Terrorism
Namia Akhtar
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Contemporary terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS), Boko Haram, Taliban and Al-Qaeda incorporate a political agenda with an ideological twist of Islam, with an interpretation that violates the moral…
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Can paying fines to prisoners decongest prison? Study of Fines payment Scheme at Goron-Dutse Prison
Ado Sale
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Prisons overcrowd remains one of the pressing concerns not only to the government but also to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individuals. Prison authorities in Nigeria often call upon…
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Explanations for violent crime in England and Wales: Literature Review Commissioned by the North Wales Police Department - UK
Ado Sale
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This work reviews existing literature on explanations for violent crime focusing on England and Wales. The review centres on why violent crime happens, who are the victims and offenders of violent…
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Evidence-based keys to a stable, post-caliphate Iraq
Chris Meserole
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Now that Mosul is back under coalition control, policymakers from D.C. to Baghdad must focus anew on building a lasting and durable peace in Iraq. Fortunately, in the decade since the issue of post-…
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How the Health Sector Can Reduce Violence by Treating It as a Contagion
Gary Slutkin, Charles Ransford, Daria Zvetina
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Violence is best understood as an epidemic health problem, and it can be effectively prevented and treated using health methods to stop events and outbreaks and to reduce its spread. This health…
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Top-down and bottom-up narratives of peace and conflict
Roger Mac Ginty, Pamina Firchow
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Based on findings from the Everyday Peace Indicators project, the article considers how top-down and bottom-up narratives and understandings of conflict often differ. The article posits that top-down…

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