Security Experts and Expertise

This research project investigates the possible roles of security experts in a time of securitization. What types of connections to the world of practice are available to the security analyst when objective truths are questioned? And how does science mechanisms influence political practice in various ways? Output includes:

Forthcoming. Berling, T.V. & Büger, C. 'Towards Practical Reflexivity: Organic, Collective and Ironic Strategies for Engaging with Practice', journal article under preparation

2013. Berling, T.V. & Bueger C. (2013) 'Practical Reflexivity, Dilemmas, and Coping Strategies', PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 46(1), pp. 115-119

2011. Berling, T.V. (2011) 'Securitization and Science. Objectivation, the authority of the speaker and mobilization of scientific facts', Security Dialogue, vol. 42, no. 4-5.

2010. Villumsen, T., Büger, C. 'Security Expertise after Securitization: Coping with Dilemmas of Engaging with practice'. Paper presented at the ISA conference, 17-20 February 2010, New Orleans.

2009. CAST Inspirational Workshop 'Expert roles' held February 2009, University of Copenhagen.

Trine Villumsen Berling was the primary researcher on the project.


Trine Villumsen Berling
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