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Nicholas Pope is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Brazil Institute and Department of War Studies at King's College London. He is an Economic and Social Research Council-funded postdoctoral research fellow working on his project, 'Urban governance, coercive brokerage and illicit economies through the frontiers'. 


  • Urban violence
  • Urban governance
  • The state
  • Networks of corruption
  • Civil society
  • Gender
  • Militias, paramilitaries, and mafias

As an interdisciplinary, qualitative researcher, Nicholas explores political economy structures and processes of bargaining, borderlands and frontier zones, brokerage, and different forms of political and social ordering.

His work engages with questions of violence, development, and democratisation in urban environments, with a regional focus on Latin America.


  • Globalisation, Development, and the Americas