The SSRC has partnered with the London School of Economics (LSE) on a U.K. Department for International Development-supported research program on justice and security in fragile and conflict-affected situations. The global research program involves a consortium of partners from around the world, including the SSRC, the Conflict Resolution Group at Ghent University, the Global Consortium on Security Transformation, the South-East European Research Network, and the Video Journalism Movement. It aims to reframe and inform understanding and policymaking about issues relating to the political marketplace, border spaces and citizenship, social exclusion, and gender in states affected by conflict.
Over the next five years, the JSRP will generate primary evidence about the informal institutions that govern the lives of people in a range of fragile or war-affected locations. Our focus is on understanding the relationship between ‘official’ and ‘hybrid’ governance structures to find out what arrangements best benefit those at the receiving end of policies to support justice and security. Fieldwork is already underway in the border zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Uganda.
Read more on the JSRP website