Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) began as a research project with a grant of 19 mill. Dkr. (app. 2,6 mill. Euro) over five years awarded to Prof. Ole Wæver by the University of Copenhagen's Excellence Programme.
The interdisciplinary academic project has aimed at exploring, comparing and refining the methods, concepts and principles, different disciplines use in assessing kinds of threats, dangers and risks. CAST's research is anchored in and contributes to the further development of the 'Copenhagen School' within security studies.
CAST's official opening took place 21 October 2008. For further information on CAST, please download this leaflet.
CAST will continue after the original grant has ended, as the center now houses a number of separate grants and projects - and co-habitates with the Center for Resolution of International Conflict.
The CAST IARU Summer School 2013
From August 5th to August 22th, 2013 CAST hosts the annual IARU summer school titled Security: Theories, Practices and Dilemmas of Widening the Concept. See more here.
Capturing Security Expertise: When science meets practical politics
CAST researcher Trine Villumsen Berling, spring 2013, Department of Political Science. You can find the course syllabus here.
The CAST IARU Summer School 2012
From August 13th to August 24th, 2012 CAST hosted the annual IARU summer school titled Security: Theories, Practices and Dilemmas of Widening the Concept.
The Decentralization of Security Policy
CAST researchers Karen Lund Petersen (coordinator), Vibeke Schou Tjalve and Ole Wæver, fall 2011. For the course syllabus click here (only available in Danish).
Securitization Theory - The Copenhagen School and its Critics
CAST Director Ole Wæver, spring 2011, Department of Political Science.
The Anthropology of Security
Steering Committee Member Morten Axel Pedersen, spring 2011, Department of Anthropology.
See more courses here.
Petersen, K.L. (2013) 'The Corporate Security Professional: A Hybrid Agent between Corporate and National Security', Security Journal, vol. 26(3), pp. 19-40
Petersen, K.L. & Tjalve, V.S. (2013) '(Neo)Republican Security Governance? US Homeland Security and the Politics of "Shared Responsibility"', International Political Sociology, Vol. 7(1), pp. 1-18
Kristensen, P.M. & Nielsen, R.T. (2013) 'Constructing a Chinese International Relations Theory: A Sociological Approach to Intellectual Innovation', International Political Sociology, Vol. 7(1), pp. 19-40
Gad, U.P. (2013) 'Condition for Hospitality or Defence of Identity? Writers in need of Refuge - A Case of Denmark's "Muslim Relations"', in Claviez, T. (ed.) The Conditions of Hospitality: Ethics, Politics and Aesthetics on the Threshold of the Possible, New York: Fordham University Press.
Berling, T.V. & Bueger C. (2013) 'Practical Reflexivity, Dilemmas, and Coping Strategies', PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 46(1), pp. 115-119
Wæver, O. (2013) 'Still a Discipline After All These Debates?', in Dunne, T., Kurki, M. & Smith, S. (eds.), International Relations Theories, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 306-327.
Wæver, O. & Buzan, B. (2013), 'After the Return to Theory: The Past, Present, and Future of Security Studies', in Collins, A. (ed.), Contemporary Security Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 393-410.
Gad, U.P. (2012) 'Preventing radicalisation through dialogue? Self-securitising narratives versus reflexive conflict dynamics', Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 5(3), special issue on prevention of radicalization in Western Europe, pp. 391-407.
Gad, U.P. 2012, 'Postkoloniale suverænitetsspil: Grønland i Marginen af Europa', in Grønlandsk Kultur- og Samfundsforskning, 2010-12, pp.107-128.
Fridlund, M. 2012 'Affording terrorism: Idealists and materialities in the emergence of modern terrorism', in Taylor, M. & Currie, P.M. (eds.), Terrorism and Affordance London: Continuum, pp. 73-91.
Gad, U.P. & Petersen, K.L. 2012, 'Samtaler om Københavnerskolen: Begreber om politikk i studier av sikkerhetisering', Internasjonal Politikk, 70(3), pp. 329-352.
Jensen, M. D. & Kristensen, P. M., 2013 'The elephant in the room: mapping the latent communication pattern in European Union studies', Journal of European Public Policy, 20(3).
Berling, T.V., 2012 "Bourdieu, International Relations, and European Security." Theory and Society 41(5): pp. 451-478.
Berling, T.V., 2012: 'Knowledges' , in Rebecca Adler-Nissen (ed.) 'Bourdieu in International Relations. Rethinking key concepts in IR', London, Routledge: pp. 59-77.