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31 January 2012

openSecurity

  • has been a full section of openDemocracy since 2012.
  • has a global remit, with a particular focus on the global south.
  • recognises that violence and conflict are often amplified in urban milieux.
  • appreciates that insecurity has many sources in social hierarchies and dividing lines.
  • takes a long view of the trajectory of conflict, and of reconciliation.
  • brings to the fore gender issues which are often left in the background.
  • is concerned with human security, rather than the security of the state.
  • understands that the legitimacy of security policies rests on ethics as well as evidence.
  • presents the spectrum of policies and practices and range of actors effective security entails.
  • is principally funded by a generous grant from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The strands

  • Cities in conflict
  • Conflict in context: Colombia
  • Future under surveillance
  • Syria's peace: what, how, when? 
  • Whose police?
  • The team

  • Lead editor, Robin Wilson, has a PhD in politics with a particular interest in issues of interculturalism, on which he advises the Council of Europe.
  • Co-editor, Shilpa Jindia, has a masters in human rights from LSE and has worked in Damascus, Cape Town and Istanbul. 
  • Associate editor Hannah Schling has a masters in globalisation and development from SOAS.
  • Associate editor Tom Cowan is a PhD candidate in urban geography at King’s College, London.

    The openSecurity team draws on an expert international advisory board.

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