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In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

8 posts found

Why Somali clan elders could hold the key to opening dialogue with Al-Shabaab Lecturer in security risk management Mohammed Ibrahim Shire writes about the violent stalemate between Al-Shabaab and the Somali government.

20 January 2021 4 min read

The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab insurgent group and the Somali government have remained locked in a violent stalemate for years. Other than lives lost, neither party has inflicted grave damage or made significant territorial gains. In a protracted conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, there is no end in sight.

Somali flag

Right-wing extremism: The new wave of global terrorism Sean Spence examines why far-right groups are rising in the US

22 October 2020 5 min read

Sean Spence, Doctorate Student in Security Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth writes for The Conversation about the rise of right-wing extremism in the US during the pandemic

Gun, bullets and knife

Why anti-sex offender activism is long overdue for a comeback

11 November 2019 9 min read

There are signs of people taking child-abuse law into their own hands.

Sign hung onto balcony reading "Get the paedophiles out"

Cybercrime Awareness Clinic chats with Hampshire Constabulary Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos talks to T/Det Supt Justin Norris, Cyber Security and Protect Officer Lucy Dibdin and DS William Burns (Cyber Crime Unit)

16 July 2018 5 min read

Cybercrime Awareness Clinic Director Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos chats with Hampshire Constabulary’s T/Det Supt Justin Norris, Cyber Security and Protect Officer Lucy Dibdin and DS William Burns (Cyber Crime Unit)

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