Securing the Local (Final Conference)
The Securing the Local Project is funded through the NWO-Wotro Security and Rule of Law program and studies the role of local security groups in countering (the threat of) extremist violence in Kenya, Nigeria and Indonesia. The project focused on these groups' positions in society and their relations to the state, their role in conceptualizing and delivering security and their standing in terms of legitimacy and rule of law. In particular the interest lay with their actions, influence and effects in the wider context of economy, social dynamics and gender. In this one day conference, there will be presentations by the three country research teams, discussions surrounding the pros and cons of comparison as a method and a round-table on security groups in state-society relations. The conference will take place in Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 at University of Amsterdam and is free of charge. Please register via StLocalconf@gmail.com, as places are limited. Please contact dr. L.G.H. (Laurens) Bakker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.