International Security and Sustainability
International Security and Sustainability is concerned with the changing nature of insecurity as experienced by individuals, societies, states, corporations and other non-state actors, together with the policies taken to promote security.
Group members seek to inform innovative sustainable security policies at the local, national, regional and global levels. Scholars in this group view traditional state-centric and militarised security practices and frameworks as obsolete given the globalised and increasingly complex world of today.
Current projects explore the relationship between various forms of insecurity (both in practice and theory), the manifestation of these insecurities, the causes of conflict between individuals and groups seeking to promote their own security, and the impact of these forces on contemporary politics, and local and international relations. Specifically, they research the following: terrorism, insurgency and civil wars; radicalisation and counter-radicalisation; regional foreign and security policy; democratisation; the politics of identity; energy and environmental scarcities; political revolutions; conflict resolution and crisis management; and development.
The research group has a strong interest in critical methods of social enquiry to analyse security issues, as well as a strong regional focus, with scholars engaged in research on Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the post-Soviet space.
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