12th IES Research Working Lunch: Discussion on new European market for civil security

The IES conducted its 12th Research Working Lunch (RWL) on 26 January 2015. The topic for discussion was the emergence of a new European market for civil security.

Marijn Hoijtink, a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Law and Criminology - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, came to the IES to present her paper entitled “Market Authority, Market Spaces, and the Facilitation of Air Travel after the 2006 Liquid Bomb Plot”.

Marijn’s research examines how airport security practice in Europe is being (re)shaped after the 2006 liquid bomb plot. The presentation focused on the way ‘security’ and ‘passenger facilitation’ at the airport are being negotiated since then. A discussion followed on how the tensions between security and facilitation provide the rationale for an emerging market for ‘civil’ security.

The paper is part of Marijn’s doctoral dissertation, which she developed as a member of the Department of Political Science and the Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance research group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

The IES Research Working Lunches are an initiative of the Cross-Cluster Cooperation Working Group and are coordinated by Ferran Davesa, PhD Researcher in the IES European Economic Governance cluster.