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Research Groups

NordSTEVA's five research groups are:

RG1: Law and Ethics
Law and Ethics addresses some of the moral and legal questions arising in the current security landscape. The interests of the affiliated researcher cover issues such as privacy and data protection, accountability of and public trust in intelligence services and other ethical dimensions of security policies. Coordinated by Centre for Advanced Security
Theory (CAST)

RG2: Digital Matters (ICT)
Digital Matters focuses on the construction and influence of the socio-technical assemblages in security environments. Taking sociological and philosophical perspectives as a vantage point, the group aims to contribute to theoretical debates on the growing role of the digital and technology on the making of security. Coordinated by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

RG3: Politics of Security
Politics of Security's overall aim is to understand and grasp how the relation-ship of authority between different societal actors and political systems are reconfigured in and by the use of security technologies. Research will question both the relations be-tween Nordic political systems and citizens, and the political choices concerning the use of technologies by diverse societal groups. Coordinated by Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST)

RG4: Risk Governance
Risk Governance will focus on the changing landscape of values and technologies in the provision of security, and the related shift of power balances in the Nordic region and abroad. Paying special attention to technologies for risk governance, research will inves-tigate questions different forms of governance in relation to societal security and values. Coordinated by Centre for Risk Management and Societal Safety (SEROS) and Lund University (LUCRAM)

RG5: Institutions
Institutions will analyse the capacity of new and renewed national institutions address societal security challenges. It will also study how existing security institutions do not become impediments to security and to societal values. The focus will be on how institutional design is able to integrate security technologies, and how this can affect the whole of society. Coordinated by Stockholm University Graduate School of International Studies (SIS)

Transversal Activities
Coordinated by Tampere University