Piracy and Maritime Terrorism as a Challenge for Maritime Trade Security – Indicators, Perceptions and Options for Action
This 33-month project (April
2010 to December 2012), which is being
the German Federal Ministry of Education and
(BMBF) to the tune of nearly one million
to provide a forum in which representatives
business and academia can exchange views and
knowledge on maritime trade security.
this, the project will examine and expand
of “Security Governance”. It will develop
indicators for evaluating specific risk
as well as mechanisms for joint risk
will also draw up a catalogue of
that will enable a co-ordinated response.
seeks to bring together academic risk
security solutions, and legal and economic
with the goal of developing
for action that will enable the state to
non-military measures to strengthen maritime
security – now and in the future.
The goal of the IFSH thereby is to refine risk models for security analysis, in order to identify the level of maritime insecurity and based on this, to isolate starting points for a coordinated approach to effective risk reduction. Furthermore, the IFSH will analyse and enhance coordination-processes between relevant key actors by making critical use of the “Security Governance” approach. As project coordinator, IFSH will organise all the meetings necessary for the merging of the sub-projects, maintain the communication platform and the website as well as take over the editorial tasks for jointpublications.
Researcher: Dr Hans-Georg Ehrhart, Dr Patricia Schneider, Kerstin Petretto
Terrorism and Radicalization – Indicators for Radicalization and the Impact of External Factors
The consortional project TERAS-INDEX (Terrorism and Radicalisation – Indicators for the Impact of External Factors) is financed by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and aims to comparatively analyse the internal effects of foreign and security policy measures of European countries. The focus is on the question “Do domestic and international conflicts in the Muslim world and the foreign policy of Germany and five comparable Eurpean countries towards them have an impact on Jihadist, Islamist and vulnerable Milieus in Germany and the other European countries, and how can this impact be described in meaningful indicators?”
Different methodological approaches will be applied, such as a comparative analysis of foreign and security policy possibly contributing to Islamist and Jihadist radicalisation in European countries, the elaboration of instruments for monitoring the feedback effects, the empirical identification of the radicalising effect in Jihadist, Islamist and vulnerable milieus, and a content analysis on the relevance of European countries' involvement in conflicts in the Muslim world in the radical narrative. The final aim of the project is to construct indicators, which will contribute to the early anticipation of waves of radicalisation waves and as such open windows of opportunity for early responses to this non-deterministic process.
Researcher: Dr. Matenia Sirseloudi, Dr. Martin Kahl