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The political dynamics of security in fragile states

26 Apr 2016 - 10:10
Source: Image courtesy of AFP

Whether it is in the slums of Nairobi, the port of Karachi, or the corridors of power in Bujumbura, in many fragile societies state security organizations serve the interest of ruling elites in maintaining political power or their own institutional interests. What they often provide little of is security for ordinary people.

Senior Research Fellow Erwin van Veen explores the critical links of the functional chain between the exercise of political power and the organization of security in fragile societies.

This blog appeared first on the website of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI).

Please read the full blog here.