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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.