Plural Security in the City: Summary

In rapidly growing cities across the Global South, an array of coercive actors offer urban populations a form of order, and in some cases act as the primary provider of local security. Still, local government remains an important instrument for advancing security as a public good. The University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Conflict Research Unit of Clingendael, and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law hosted a knowledge event on the potential for constructive engagement of plural security provision at the city level on October 22.

For more information and outcomes of the event on Plural Security in the City, see tweets about the event or have a look at #SRoLcity to get a synthesis of related blog posts, publications and the news item “Who’s afraid of Plural Security”?