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Local security governance in Libya

19 October 2018 - 10:22

How is local security governance functioning beyond formal institutions and how is this experienced by average Libyans? Our new research findings emphasize the need to take account of the full spectrum of local security providers, including informal actors that are trusted and considered legitimate.

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