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Security Studies Research Group

The objective of the Research Group on Security Studies (RGSS) is to study security as a comprehensive phenomenon, covering both its conceptual and linguistic aspects as well as the practical means and strategies of threat prevention. The area of research aims to cover the political aspects of security from the perspective of Politics, Public Administration and Economics. More specifically, RGSS intends to investigates the following topics: the interrelationship of public and private security sectors and the development of their relations (for example, the outsourcing of key government tasks and responsibilities to the global security firms); role of civil society (public-private-people partnerships, for example); prevention of terrorism and organized crime and other new forms of organizing security policies; central international security actors such European Union and NATO.

The problematization of the meaning and direction of security policies involves the concepts of resilience, comprehensive security and human security with its dimension of human rights. At an early stage, RGSS will focus on three broader and mutually reinforcing research themes:

  • the concept of security, human security, resilience and securitization
  • security governance and administration, its actors and crisis decision-making
  • transformation of traditional security threats and new threats (for example, implications of cyber security politics and governance)

 

Heads of the Research Gropu:

Professor (Security Governance) Sirpa Virta, sirpa.virta@uta.fi

Professor (International Relations) Tuomas Forsberg, tuomas.forsberg@uta.fi

Researchers and PhD students:

PhD Anniina Autero, Tapio Juntunen, Mikko Räkköläinen, Fatemeh Shayan, Minna Branders, Anna Leppänen, Mika Broms, Paavo Selin, Arla Juntunen, Jorma Laitinen, Lasse Aapio

 
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