Subjecting Freedom | Analysing arguments in favour of restricting human and civil rights under the pretext of combating terrorism in the USA, EU and Russia
The project analyses the argumentation of different governmental actors in the USA, EU and Russia to restrict human and civil rights in the fight against terrorism. The aim is to identify potential convergence in rhetoric with regard to the legitimisation of “exceptional measures” in the fight against terrorism. The project starts from the assumption that such convergence is an evidence for the rise of a coalition of governmental 'norm challengers'. The project is funded by the DFG.
Researcher: Dr. Regina Heller, Dr. Martin Kahl, Dr. Daniela I. Pisoiu
Climate Change and Security
In this project, local and regional effects of climate change are analysed with respect to their relevance to questions of security, including perceptions of insecurity. In addition, issues related to the security effects of mitigation strategies are investigated, including those related to global environmental justice and the use of nuclear energy. The project is part of a larger research program on integrated climate research, conducted at the University of Hamburg (CLISAP). External cooperation with Prof. Dr. Martin Kalinowski, ZNF, Prof. Dr. Martin Claussen, MPI for Meteorology Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Oßenbrügge, Institute for Geography and Prof. Dr. Cord Jakobeit, Institute for Political Science.
Funding: IFSH, German Research Foundation (via CLISAP)
Researcher: Prof. Dr. Michael Brzoska, Prof. Dr. Götz Neuneck