As the Myanmar peace process initiated by Thein Sein’s government in 2011 moves into its eighth year, two main contentious issues have always been at its core. First, there is the constitutional and institutional framework of the country and the question of federalism. Second, what in the 2015 National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) came to»
Countering terrorism and preventing radicalization and violent extremism have taken center stage in donors’ and governmental policy agendas in Kosovo over the past 6 years. While many research and policy initiatives have been funded on drivers, causes and mechanisms to counter violent extremism and radicalization, there has been no critical analysis of their societal »
Death and rescue in the Central Mediterranean: overcoming the limits of private outsourcing
The search-and-rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean were overall successful in saving thousands of…
Visual impressions from a field trip to Niger
and Luca Raineri
In november 2018 Luca Raineri and Francesco Strazzari conducted field research in Niger, spending…
Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación: a relentless growth?
Carla Di Franco
(CC) Alex Lomix The Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) is a relatively new…
Insurgencies: interdisciplinary snapshots
On 24-25 September 2018 the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, hosted a two-day…
Restorative justice and terrorism: resisting evil with non-evil?
The restorative justice approach has great potential in responding to terrorist acts, and the ensuing polarization, because it focuses on forms of political and pre-political communication, exchange and encounters that are able to allow ‘difficult’ but respectful conversations in societal space.…
Crimes of (dis) obedience: Radical shifting of the criminological gaze
The development and unification of criminology as a discipline, as a distinct terrain of…