Security Studies

Security research is a relatively new interdisciplinary field of research. Reaching beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology security studies are driven primarily by research problems and not by theoretical concepts. Theoretical challenges such as the blurring of boundaries between internal and external security and the encompassing securitization of all social domains are addressed in the Institutes research endeavours.


MOMA

Compared to the penitentiary system, little is known about the conditions in Austrian police detention centres (administrative detention, detention pending deportation). However, police detention faces…


Deradicalisation in Austrian Prisons

In February 2016, the Ministry of Justice initiated several measures to fight radicalisation in prison. Security issues, educational measures, and measures concerning prisoners’ support and care were agreed…


E-YOUTH works

Adolescents are particularly vulnerable when it comes to extremist propaganda spread via the internet and the New Media. This is because young people on the one hand are more susceptible to radical positions…


JA_SICHER

Mobile Jugendarbeit stellt ein aufsuchendes, lebensweltorientiertes soziales Unterstützungs-, Beratungs- und Hilfsangebot unter Einbezug der kommunalen Ebene dar. Sie wendet sich primär an eine sozial…


ASSERT

The need for considering societal impacts of EU security research has been acknowledged on many occasions by different actors. The problem though is that in traditional thinking, societal impacts are reduced…