Why do some areas of limited statehood produce security while others are fraught with persistent insecurity?
This research project focuses on areas where state presence is limited and where other local and external non-state actors are involved in providing security to citizens. By developing a micro-perspective on local arenas of security provision in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, the project seeks to understand what explains the differences in effective security provision in areas where statehood is limited. The research provides insights into how security is provided to citizens in peripheral areas of the two countries, which allows for a comparison of underlying causes of security and for an assessment of needed policy adjustments.
Latest research reports can be found here:
'Speculating on Crisis: The Progressive Disintegration of the Central African Republic’s Political Economy',Clingendael Research Unit Report, The Hague, The Netherlands