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ISCH COST Action A24
The Evolving Social Construction of Threats

The main objective of the Action is to improve current understandings of the social construction of threats and thereby increase the usefulness of such understandings for policy formulation. The Action aims at developing better tools of analysis and to facilitate communication between the world of academia and the world of policy-makers. This should make us better prepared for dealing with questions about how threats are constructed, why they are constructed differently in different places, and the implication of these differences for war and peace.

Working Groups:

* 1 Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

* 2 Terrorism

* 3 The privatisation of security

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Jef. P. A. HUYSMANS (UK)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Final Report

Download Final Report as PDF


Action website:

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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page