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Assessing Contemporary Crises: Aligning Safety Science and Security Studies

"Security and safety are key topics of public concern. Open any newspaper, switch on a news program on television, or browse news sites online, and pandemics, floods and hurricanes, terrorist threats, insurgencies and war, acts of crime, the impact of climate change, illegal migration, and industrial accidents will dominate the headlines. All are examples of phenomena and events that are either security or safety issues. ..." – By Bibi van den Berg, Ruth Prins and Sanneke Kuipers

Complicating Genocide: Missing Indigenous Women’s Stories

"The scholarship on comparative genocide studies leans more toward tracing mass violence in the modern era, removing it from biblical and historic accounts of premodern empires and their violent campaigns to wipe out peoples. Despite the differences in periodic focus, however, the genocidal victim has been targeted because of their identity and thus shares the same characteristics of people who have been marginalized and excluded on the basis of religion, ethnicity, or race. ..." – By Ñusta Carranza Ko

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