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PaCCS Part II: site visits Indonesian fishing communities and Law enforcement agencies

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  The Maritime Dimension of Transnational Organised Crime: Engaging Indonesian Law Enforcement Agencies and Coastal Communities in the Land-Sea Nexus – part 2 In December 2017 we were in Indonesia for the second stage of our ESRC/AHRC funded PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security) research project on “The Maritime Dimension of Transnational Organised Crime”. […]

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Appointed Research Fellow at SIGLA, Stellenbosch University

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I have been appointed Research Fellow with the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) by Stellenbosch University. The purpose of this research fellowship is “to improve strategic ties between institutions, but more importantly between researchers in their respective fields”. I will be closely working with colleagues at SIGLA and the Military Academy […]

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Transnational Security Governance

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The question whether there is a role for private military and security companies in transnational security governance is a pertinent one.  While we are used to and accept that national airports and harbours, supermarkets and malls, money transports and banks are secured by employees of bigger and smaller security compagnies, we shy away from the […]

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PaCCS maritime crime project: first focus groups major success

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Over the course of two days my colleagues Juliette Koning (Oxford Brookes University) Ioannis Chapsos (Coventry University),  Pete Munro (IOM) and I (from left to right) conducted two focus groups with representatives of five different fishing communities and six different law anforcement agencies in Indonesia. Using collages as a new and innovative methodological tool to collect […]