ERC Securing Europe, Fighting its enemies, 1815-1914

Author Archive: Wouter Klem

Wouter Klem is PhD candidate within the ERC project ‘Securing Europe, Fighting its Enemies’. Within this Project, he studies the transnational security regime that emerged as the European campaign against anarchist violence in the period 1881-1914. This campaign resulted in networks of police and judicial authorities, secretive protocols and international conferences. These police networks are the main focus of this research and demonstrate the importance of transnational relations in the development and exchange of, among others, new technologies and threat perceptions. The networks that, particularly informal, arose from such relations provided the basis for modernising police forces all over Europe and beyond.

Paths through Policy: The Historical Roots of CT Approaches

In the wake of the frightful terrorist attacks in Paris and the subsequent manhunt in Brussels, it has once again become clear that, although security services cooperate intensively across state borders, much depends on local and national policies and approaches. Bureaucracies and policy-making institutions are relatively vast constructions within post-industrial and highly complex societies. Therefore,…

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