Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Cities, Violence and Order

A series of blogs that explores what the challenges of security provision in cities might look like in 2040; and how development policy and practice might preemptively respond to these challenges today.

We know that the geography of violent conflict has changed, and is increasingly focused on cities; but we might also argue that control over cities has long been the objective of violent conflicts, even if actual combat occurs in rural settings. Another mechanism through which violent conflict affects cities is that urban settings have become the preferred destination for more than half of conflict induced refugees globally.

[Read the first blog at the IDS website. Once there, scroll down for links to other blogs in the series]

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