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Security at the Margins

This theme focuses on different forms of economic, social and political security and insecurity, as experienced by those at the ‘margins’ of society. It identifies these multiple forms of marginality, as well as the strategies people use to counteract their marginalization. In furthering our understanding of the macro and micro-drivers of security, such research identifies links between insecurity and poverty, and, in turn, possible measures to reduce the risk and impact of different forms of violence that affect the poor and marginalized.