Forskningsprojekt ved Institut for Politik og Samfund

Social exclusion, polarization and security in the Nordic welfare state (SEPOS)

Social exclusion, polarization and security in the Nordic welfare state (SEPOS)

The SEPOS project develops a broader, policy-relevant conceptualization of societal security, built on the notion of human security that covers aspects such as: cohesion, trust and drivers for marginalization. The project highlights and intervenes in the unequal distribution of security, particularly among marginalized and racialised groups, studying how the divergence in the lived experience of safety and in the securitizing practices contributes to forms of polarization and exclusion in society. The project aims to produce empirically based, policy-relevant research, understanding the relationship between experiences of marginalization, discrimination and personal security, and to channel this knowledge to public authorities via an encompassing network of stakeholders across the Nordic countries.

Lagt online: 02.07.2020

Polarisation, hate crimes and other violent forms of political expression are often mentioned as central security challenges in contemporary Nordic societies. All Nordic countries have experienced various forms of terrorist attacks, introducing new types of security threats. Political movements are mobilising new members and supporters, including at the transnational level, triggering forms of transnational exchanges, mobilization and communication. The SEPOS project develops a broader, policy-relevant conceptualization of societal security, built on the notion of human security that covers aspects such as: cohesion, trust and drivers for marginalization. The project highlights and intervenes in the unequal distribution of security, particularly among marginalized and racialised groups, studying how the divergence in the lived experience of safety and in the securitizing practices contributes to forms of polarization and exclusion in society. SEPOS responds to the need of conducting in-depth empirical research on the manifestations of these security issues, being aware of the interactions between these phenomena: social exclusion, polarisation and political mobilization. The research aims to produce empirically based, policy-relevant research, understanding the relationship between experiences of marginalization, discrimination and personal security, and to channel this knowledge to public authorities via an encompassing network of stakeholders across the Nordic countries.

Contact


Associate Professor Susi Meret, Email: meret@dps.aau.dk, Tel.: +45 9940 8305

Facts

Funded by NordForsk

Project period: 1 January 2021 → 31 December 2023

Institut for Politik og Samfund・ Fibigerstræde 1 og 3, 9220 Aalborg Øst ・ Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 København SV
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