Decentralisation, Devolution, and Dynamics of Violence in Africa
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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.
CitationDowd, C. and Tranchant, J-P. (2018) Decentralisation, Devolution, and Dynamics of Violence in Africa, IDS Working Paper 511, Brighton: IDS
Is part of seriesIDS Working Paper;511
Rights holderInstitute of Development Studies and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
SponsorSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
- IDS Research