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Working Paper

IDS Working Paper;511

Decentralisation, Devolution, and Dynamics of Violence in Africa

Published on 1 April 2018

This research sets out to understand the effect of processes of decentralisation on violent conflict in Africa, and what entry points these provide for research and policy actors to engage in meaningful and effective governance, peace-building and conflict resolution.

The research employs a mixed methods approach, combining large-n, cross-national quantitative research on the relationship between decentralised political authority and the level, frequency, intensity and nature/form of political violence with qualitative process-tracing through secondary literature on pathways to violence in three specific decentralised governance contexts: Kenya, Mali and Nigeria.

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Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

Publication details

authors
Dowd, C. and Tranchant, J-P.
journal
IDS Working Paper, issue 511
isbn
978-1-78118-438-7
language
English

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