Interventions in the field of security are complex, not only because insecurity problems are often unstructured – there are no ready-made solutions available – but also because many different actors and policy levels are involved. In this sense, the problem of coordination is present in every aspect of security policy. The local security policy can be seen as a place where different visions of (in)security meet.
The starting point of the field of study “Local Safety Policy” is that the unclear concept of “security” is given concrete form at the local level. It is the ambition of this working group to stimulate the discussion about the way in which the concept of “local security policy” will be implemented. To this end, attention will be paid to three topics:.
These are: policy coordination, a broad interpretation of the concept of “security” and knowledge management. In addition, the working group wants to focus on the different aspects of the local security policy. The different phases of the security chain (proaction, prevention, repression and aftercare) will be used as a conceptual framework. The ambition of the working group is to help translate loose information into concrete knowledge. Not only on the basis of scientific research, but also on the basis of practical insights.
With the workingroup “Local Integral Security Policy”, the CPS wishes to reach actors from other policy areas as well as traditional security professionals. Civil society as well as the private sector will be involved.
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