The social determination of terrorist threat (SORISK-UP)

Led by J. Peter Burgess
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

Concepts of threat in Norwegian and E.U. anti-terror law

A distinct and unfortunate consequence of the ‘war against terror’ has been a considerable confusion of the concepts that form the basis for policymaking, communication and research. The very notions that form the basis of the everyday experience of citizens, the foundation for good governance, and the points of reference for national and international enterprise and innovation have fallen victim to our zeal to protect and our ambition to secure. As a contribution to the recovery and reorientation of the guiding concept of security thinking today—threat—this proposed project will apply the methods developed in the SORISK project to carry a critical review of the way the threat landscape is understood in legal discourse in Norway and the European Union.


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Lohne, Kjersti (2012) The Norwegian Data Inspectorate: Between Governance and Resistance, Surveillance & Society 10(2): 182–196.

Conference Paper

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora;Kaufmann, Mareile; & Lohne, Kjersti 2011 Terror Threats, Data Protection and Human Security: A Shifting Interface in Norwegian Law?, presented at ECPR Conference, , 27 August.
Kaufmann, Mareile 2011 Risk Governance and the Domain of Terror: A Deconstruction of Norwegian Threat Assessments, presented at ECPR Conference, , 25 August.