Governance refers to all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society. Security refers to precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, and other active or potential threats to human well-being conducted by state or society authorities.

Governance and Security

Resource Library

Partner Publication
Watchmen of Lake Chad: Vigilante Groups Fighting Boko Haram
International Crisis Group
Vigilante groups in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad play a major role in the fight against Boko Haram, but their presence raises concerns. They make military operations less blunt and more…
The Emerging Architecture of a Regional Security Complex in the Lake Chad Basin
Usman A. Tar and Mala Mustapha
This article explores the emerging regional security architecture to fight terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin (LCB). It diagnoses the evolution of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)…
Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime and Peace-Building: Human Security in the Western Balkans
Wolfgang Benedek, Christopher Daase, Vojin Dimitrijević, Petrus van Duyne
This volume investigates the role of the transnational terrorist and criminal organizations in the peace-building processes, with a particular focus on the Western Balkan region. Conducted within the…
Resolve Publication
COMPENDIUM: Bangladesh and Violent Extremism: RESOLVE Network Research 2016-2017
This compendium is the collected work of RESOLVE Network publications resulting from RESOLVE’s 2016-2017 Bangladesh Research Initiative.

In 2017, the RESOLVE Network Secretariat…
Resolve Publication
BANGLADESH RESEARCH SERIES FACT SHEET NO. 1.2: Can Community Policing Help Counter Violent Extremism in Bangladesh?
This factsheet provides a snapshot of findings from the RESOLVE Network’s 2016-2017 Bangladesh Research Initiative. As part of the Initiative, RESOLVE Network researchers examined how those involved…
Misogyny: The Spirit of Terrorism
Namia Akhtar
Contemporary terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS), Boko Haram, Taliban and Al-Qaeda incorporate a political agenda with an ideological twist of Islam, with an interpretation that violates the moral…

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