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African Security Governance: Harnessing the Capacities of Security Nodes

Given that policing on the continent has always been plural the aim of the programme is to find ways in which to harness the capacities of security nodes (civil, private and public sector) in ways which provide for the public good by contributing to the improvement of safety and security. The programme’s objective is to undertake research that explores conditions that promote policing for the public good. Prof. Julie Berg, a senior lecturer at Glasgow University, is a Research Fellow on the programme.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2021. Polycentric Security Governance and Sustainable Development in the Global South. In: Blaustein, J. White, R., Fitz Gibbon, K. & Pino, N. Eds. The Emerald Handbook on Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development. Emerald.

Berg, J & Shearing, C. 2020. Private Security’s Accountabilities within Polycentric Assemblages. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.