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Nazia Hussain

Assistant Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo

Nazia Hussain’s s research focuses on themes of informal governance, urban conflict, and crime-terror linkages with particular focus on large cities in developing countries.  She is a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)-United Nations University Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the United Nations Center for Policy Research. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. She held a Fulbright scholarship for the duration of her Master’s in International Relations from Boston University.

Recent publications

  • Nazia Hussain, “Tracing Order in Seeming Chaos through Patterns of Informal Practices in Karachi”, in Criminal Bureaucracies: Symbiotic Security Governance in Emerging Cities, eds. Mark Shaw and Julie Berg, Hurst Publishers, London, 2016 (forthcoming)
  • Hussain, Nazia and Louise Shelley, “Karachi: Organized Crime in a Key Megacity”, in Connections, the Quarterly Journal, 15/3 (2016), pp. 5-15
  • Arias, Enrique Desmond and Nazia Hussain, “Organized Crime and Terrorism in the Contemporary Context”, in Handbook on the Criminology of Terrorism, Wiley Press, November 2016
  • Wedel, Janine, Hussain, Nazia, and Dana Dolan, “Capture Redefined: A Primer to Political Capture and Influence in the Twenty-first Century”, Report for Oxfam America, 2016 (forthcoming)

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