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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: C-16
Public Security Problems in Developing Countries and Areas


Daily public security is a very serious social problem in some developing countries and areas. In many cases, it is related to local contexts such as poverty, traditional and social institutions, drug and criminal organizations, lack of police forces and policies, rapid urbanization and population migration. For that reason, the situations and factors involved in public security differ in each country and area. This theme has not been studied before as the primary subject at IDE, although similar topics such as conflict and peace-building and urban poverty have already been studied. This project aims to conduct basic research, including a survey of the previous studies on the public security problems in developing countries and areas, and deepen the understanding to create a more specialized future project.


April 2016 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] KONTA Ryohei
[ Co-researchers ] SAKAGUCHI Aki
[ Co-researchers ] OTA Hitoshi
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Chizuko
  • Final Report (in Japanese)