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Ports of Call: Understanding Transnational Security Networks

This international comparative project is funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and supervised by Prof. Marleen Easton (Ghent University), Prof. Philip Stenning (Griffith University) and Prof. Clifford Shearing (University of Cape Town).

This project will analyse the role of private security providers within the transnational security network they are part of. By looking at networks that provide security within the ports of Antwerp (Belgium) and Brisbane (Australia), both constituting geographical crossroads with respect to a multitude of flows, the research will provide a deeper understanding for the possibilities for strengthening the network’s democratic accountability.

This project attempts to fill crucial research gaps that exist within the field of research around policing partnerships.

A research workshop organised by the 'Governing & Policing Security' research group  will be held at Ghent University, Belgium. This workshop will be on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of June, 2017.