Conflict, security, and rule of law

Flying drone

As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, democracies continue to wrestle with shifting and rapidly evolving threats stemming from new forms of conflict, state coercion, and security concerns. The aim of this cluster is to bring together different theoretical and methodological approaches to study these phenomena, societal and military responses to them, and their roots in underlying sociological, political, and cultural formations. Against this backdrop, members’ research also aims to foreground the vital importance for society of upholding the rule of law.

  • International legal responses to novel forms of state coercion
  • The nexus between crime and culture, and its implications for the study of security threats
  • Legal challenges of military operations
  • Minority culture and human rights
  • Public law and social cohesion/conflict

Participants: Keith John Hayward, Jens Elo Rytter, Anders Henriksen, Cornelius Weisner