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Research Impact

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While at PAIS we are particularly engaged in debates about what security means- in the theory of security- staff in the department have been particularly active in developing engagement with the policy world, through government, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. The below are some of the ways in which staff have linked their research expertise to the practices and policies of international security:

  • Chris Browning acted as Consultant to the Commissioner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on Democratic Development for a publication on the division of powers in the states of the Baltic Sea Region, 2001-2003.
  • Chris Browning edited The World Today’s briefing series from the ESRC ‘New Security Challenges’ research programme, funded in conjunction with the AHRC and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Stuart Croft is convenor of the ESRC ‘New Security Challenges’ research programme, funded in conjunction with the AHRC and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In this capacity he has worked with a range of research users including the UK’s Department for International Development, the police services, and specialist media.
  • Stuart Croft is currently working with the Foreign Office on the 'Radicalisation and Political Violence' programme, and with a variety of research users.
  • Stuart Croft sat on the Steering Group for Demos' 'National Security for the Twenty-first century' report, launched in December 2007.
  • Chris Hughes has been working with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), monitoring and writing reports on Japan's nuclear posture.
  • Chris Hughes has briefed the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Japan's security policy.
  • Trevor McCrisken is Chair of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), an independent, transatlantic analysis and advocacy organisation that researches and critically examins global security issues, including nuclear policies, counter-terrorism, and disarmament.
  • James Brassett and Nick Vaughan-Williams have developed links with the Central Resilience Team, Birmingham.
  • Nicola Pratt is a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the oldest women's movement campaigning against war, militarism, poverty and injustice, and a regular speaker at their events. She is the League's representation on the Gender Action on Peace and Security group, which monitors UK implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.