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OGLM 3010 - Urban Security in Large Metropolis

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The purpose of this workshop is to explore and discuss urban security. It will familiarize participants with issues of security and safety in a city as well as approaches on how to deal with them. It will present a human rights-based, holistic and strategic approach to urban security that has developed internationally over the last 30 years, notably through the European Forum for Urban Security. The workshop will look at the wide range of policies and actors concerned as well as the governance of security, particularly exploring the role of local authorities. It will introduce methods and tools needed to develop an evidence base and illustrate them discussing concrete examples linked to radicalization and prevention of violent extremism, as well as to the challenge of combining security and tourism. Finally, it will explore the international governance of urban security.


JOHNSTON, Elizabeth (Executive Director - EFUS)

Pedagogical format

4 sessions of 3 hours.

Course validation

Grades will be determined by the quality of the student's participation in class and in group work in all four sessions.


Students are expected to have completed the obligatory readings, so that the workshop can be the place to engage into a discussion on the issue and applying the knowledge to the case studies. Students will be asked to actively participate and will be evaluated on this participation.

Required reading

  • European Forum for Urban Security (2012): The Manifesto of Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis Security, Democracy and Cities
  • Hebberecht, Patrick and Evelyne Baillergeau (Ed.) (2012): Social crime prevention in late modern Europe. Brussels: ASP editions
  • Crawford, Adam (Ed.) (2009): Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspective. Devon: Willan Publishing.
  • Edwards, Adam Urban security in Europe: Translating a concept in public criminology , European journal of criminology 2013
  • Bousquet, Richard and Eric Lenoir (2009): La prévention de la délinquance. Paris Les Presses Universitaires de France

Additional required reading

  • UNODC (2010): Handbook on the crime prevention guidelines. Making them work. New York: United Nations Publications, Criminal Justice Handbook Series.