Monday 4 February 2008, by Bonditti Philippe
Antiterrorism, Risk and Intelligence-led Logics
Report of the COST-Challenge Joint Seminar
CERI-Sciences Po, Paris
December 6, 2007
14:00 – 18:00
The seminar «Antiterrorism, risk and Intelligence-led logics» that took place at the Sciences Po-CERI on December 6, 2007 was a joint seminar co-organized by the COST Action 24 and the Challenge research Programme funded by the European Commission.
The seminar aimed at prolonging the very stimulating discussions initiated in the two previous seminars organized under the COST Action 24 on the issue of «Security, Technologies of Risk, and the Political». It also aimed at injecting in the debate an analysis of the Intelligence-led logics discussed within the Challenge Programme. If each of the antiterrorism, risk and intelligence perspectives are relatively well explored, discussed and documented, these three aspects of the contemporary dominant security approach are too rarely explored all together.
The aim of the Challenge-COST joint seminar was thus to have a cross-analysis of these logics and their effects on the current security practices. What is/are the relation(s) between them? What is/are their common denominator(s)? In what way do they feed one another? Do they refer to specific security practices or how do they reshape the traditional ways through which security has been achieved? How does the cross-analysis of these three logics help us in understanding the current modalities through which contemporary governments deal with violent social realities in liberal regimes? How do they affect the traditional demarcations that have historically prevailed to the understanding of insecurity and the political?
To deal with these questions, the seminar put together experts and academics from various horizons (mainly criminology, sociology, political theory and international relations) so as to highlight the transformation at play in security practices and also discussing the reshaping of international norms.
Local Organizer:Philippe Bonditti
Intro.: Risk, Intelligence and the Field of Security in Europe
Didier Bigo, Maître de conférences des Universités, Sciences Po, Paris, France
Surveillance and Risk Logic
Philippe Bonditti, PhD Candidate, Sciences Po-CERI, Paris, France
Technology, Risk and Human Rights
Anastassia Tsoukala, Maître de conférences des Université, Paris XI, France
The EU Measures Against Terrorism
Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, PhD, CICC-UDM, Montréal, Canada
The Role of the G8 and of the Group of Lyon in the Fight Against Terrorism
Amandine Scherrer, PhD Candidate, Sciences Po, Paris, France
Risk and Border Control
J. Peter Burgess, Research Professor, PRIO, Oslo, Norway
Covert Actions and Intelligence-led Logics
Jacqueline Ross, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA