Europe Under Threat

Led by J. Peter Burgess
Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

The aim of this project is to study the relation between security and insecurity in Europe in the period since the attacks of 11 September 2001. The project will update available knowledge on actual sources of insecurity to Europeans and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of conventional European institutional arrangements designed to safeguard against them. The programme will coordinate the study of six empirical cases of non-conventional insecurity in Europe:

Threat of terrorism
Gender-based threat
Migration-based threat [More...]
Society-based threat
Religious culture-based threat
Threat of pandemic

By reconsidering the nature of threats to Europe in the post-9/11 era, the project will contribute to developing scholarly concepts and methods better equipped to grasp the new security challenges facing Europe. Each of the six sub-projects networks directly with an international partner, a recognized specialist in the field. 


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Kittelsen, Sonja (2007) Beyond Bounded Space: Europe, Security, and the Global Circulation of Infectious Disease, European Security 16(2): 121–142.

Popular Article

Lende, Gina & Pinar Tank (2008) Siste forsøk på gjenforening [Last attempt at reunification], Stavanger Aftenblad, 13 November.
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) Utfordringen for europeisk sikkerhetsforskning [The Challenge for European Security Research], Forskerforum. Tidsskrift for Norsk forskerforbund, 13 November.

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