Book series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security

Edited by: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker, Prof. Dr. Horst Carl, Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze, Prof. Dr. Christoph Kampmann, Prof. Dr. Regina Kreide und Dr. Angela Marciniak

Security is a key concept today, whose status and significance as such have been growing for some time. Striving for security is regarded as the principal aim in an increasing number of policy areas, and not only with regard to crises in international relations or domestic security but also in terms of environmental, data and financial security. The series of publications entitled Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security examines how notions of security have developed throughout history, from the pre-modern era to the present day. It focuses particularly on addressing the question of how certain issues developed into explicitly security issues and what effects this development had on politics and political discussions.

This German and English-speaking series is intended to promote research from the fields of social science, law and cultural studies that deals with the creation and portrayal of security in both theory and practice from a constructivist perspective. As it focuses on research into historical security, this series is receptive to all critical research projects on this subject and any issues related to it (securitisation, human security etc.).

Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security is affiliated to and supported by the collaborative research association Transregio 138 “Dynamiken der Sicherheit” (“Dynamics of Security”) (Marburg/Gießen). Consequently, the majority of volumes published in the series are the result of research conducted by this association. However, the series’ editors also welcome suitable publications based on research conducted outside this association

 

Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler, Maria Ketzmerick - Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention

Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler, Maria Ketzmerick (Ed.)

Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 1
NOMOS Verlag 2017, 295 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4312-4, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8582-5
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845285825 

Abstract

Critical security studies have emphasized that the identification of security threats paves the way for international and domestic interventions. Over the last three decades, statebuilding has developed into a powerful global practice of intervention in domestic affairs – not only with respect to failed states, but more broadly as a tool used in development cooperation and governance assistance. Statebuilding is increasingly framed as a policy which can enhance international, as well as domestic, security and peace, and yet historical and contemporary examples of statebuilding have often involved considerable violence. This volume draws on securitization studies to analyze the role of security in international and domestic statebuilding interventions. Individual case studies explore international statebuilding in Libya, Iraq, Kosovo, and Cameroon, discourses of intervention in the USA, and internal statebuilding in Turkey, Mexico, Tajikistan and South Sudan. These empirical investigations offer a compelling insight into the multiplicity, and global character, of security dynamics.


Carola Westermeier, Horst Carl - Sicherheitsakteure

Carola Westermeier, Horst Carl (Ed.)

Sicherheitsakteure. Epochenübergreifende Perspektiven zu Praxisformen und Versicherheitlichung

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 2
NOMOS Verlag 2018, 348 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4390-2, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8653-2
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845286532 

Abstract

What role do players adopt in processes of securitisation and what effects do their actions have? This volume analyses ‘players in security matters’ in the quintessential fields of security, such as the military and law, and also in non-traditional spheres of security, such as the economy, diplomacy, the media and science. In particular, the book analyses processes of securitisation in which a topic becomes classed as a ‘security problem’. It examines the actions of players involved in security in the military, law, diplomatic circles, expert circles and journalism both conceptually and also on the basis of concrete examples. This volume unites historical contributions ranging from the Middle Ages to contemporary history with contributions from the social and political sciences.

With contributions by

Horst Carl, Carola Westermeier, Stefan Tebruck, Hans-Jürgen Bömelburg, Kai Nowak, Verena Epp, Christian Kleinschmidt, Heidi Hein-Kircher, Florian Danecke, Konstantin Rometsch, Reut Yael Paz, Marius Sebastian Reusch, Werner Distler, Iwan Iwanov, Justyna A. Turkowska, Kai Nowak, Marc Chaouali, Enea Dragomir, Hannah Broecker.


Christoph Kampmann, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling - "Security turns its eye exclusively to the future"

Christoph Kampmann, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling (Ed.)

"Security turns its eye exclusively to the future"
Zum Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Zukunft in der Geschichte

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 3
NOMOS Verlag 2018, 421 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4463-3, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8673-0
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845286730 

Abstract

This edited volume represents two areas of research that are of key interest to many historians and social scientists: security and the future. Case studies explain how concepts of security and the future were connected and politically contentious as they invariably involved questions of power. The topics discussed in this volume include early modern religious diagnoses of the end of time, the preventive management of the future in dynastic marriage arrangements, the struggle for collective security in international law and to provide protection against epidemic plagues in nineteenth-century Europe, Cold War diagnoses of a nuclear apocalypse, security dilemmas in liberal states that result from crime prevention and surveillance practices, and discourses on sustainability and international competitiveness.

With contributions by

Tobias Bruns, Larry Frohman, Steffen Henne, Christoph Kampmann, Achim Landwehr, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling, Elke Seefried, Marie-Christin Stenzel, Malte Thießen, Sascha Weber, Anna Veronika Wendland, Christian Wenzel, Andrea Wiegeshoff, Hannes Ziegler.

Rezension


Katharina Krause - Sichtbar und sicher: Wohnhöfe des Adels in Münster in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Katharina Krause

Sichtbar und sicher: Wohnhöfe des Adels in Münster in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 4
NOMOS Verlag 2018, 243 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4467-1, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8712-6
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845287126 

Abstract

A family’s safest abode is their home. However, danger lurks on the street outside. What did an open front door signify during the early modern period? Was it an invitation to come in? Or did one trust the authorities to such an extent that one did not have to fear the dangers lurking beyond one’s own four walls during the daytime? What did it signify if members of the aristocracy, who were allowed to carry weapons, started erecting open fences around their newly built homes rather than hiding them behind walls? Did they want to demonstrate the magnificence of the architecture or evoke trust? Who was allowed to look into their windows and who was allowed to look out? Using the example of the nobility in Münster, this book addresses these questions. It is the first to examine systematic trends in making the architecture of aristocratic homes in Europe more visible and to study their connection to private and public security.


Regina Kreide, Andreas Langenohl - Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization

Regina Kreide, Andreas Langenohl (Ed.)

Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization: 
Beyond State and International System

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 5
NOMOS Verlag 2019, 400 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-5158-7, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-9354-7
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845293547 

Abstract

This volume addresses the ‘question of power’ in current constructivist securitisation studies. How can power relations that affect security and insecurity be analysed from both a transdisciplinary and historical point of view? The volume brings together contributions from history, art history, political science, sociology, cultural anthropology and law in order to determine the role of conceptions of power in securitisation studies, which has tended to be dealt with implicitly thus far. Using conceptual theoretical essays and historical case studies that cover the period from the 16th to the 21st century, this book portrays the dominant paradigms of critical security studies, which mostly stem from the field of international relations and see the state as a major focal point in securitisation, in a new light.


Horst Carl, Rainer Babel, Christoph Kampmann - Sicherheitsprobleme im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert

Horst Carl, Rainer Babel, Christoph Kampmann (Ed.)

Sicherheitsprobleme im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert: 
Bedrohungen, Konzepte, Ambivalenzen
(Problèmes de sécurité aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles. Menaces, concepts, ambivalences)

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 6 
NOMOS Verlag 2019, 601 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-5459-5, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-9614-2
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845296142 

Abstract

The 16th and 17th centuries, characterised as they were by political, social and religious upheaval, represent a key period for historical security studies. This era was shaped by discourses of threat as well as attempts to find answers to the multiple challenges to public order and security. Such insecurity was doubtlessly accentuated by religious and confessional conflicts, as this comparative study of France and the Holy Roman Empire shows. In fact, the range of contributions in this edited volume on ‘security problems’ demonstrates how much the frames within which the issue of security was raised became more and more diverse over the course of the two centuries. In a time of evident conflict, the notion of ‘security’ was deemed increasingly important, which ultimately made it a leading concept in early modern political culture.


 

Karl-Heinz Braun, Thomas Brechenmacher, Wilhelm Damberg, Amalie Fößel, Christoph Kampmann, Ludger Körntgen, Bernhard Dr. phil. Löffler, Anton Schindling (Hrsg.)

Historisches Jahrbuch 139 (2019) mit Schwerpunkt "Sicherheit und Religion im 16. Jahrhundert"

Der Schwerpunkt konzentriert sich dabei auf die auf Frankreich bezogenen Beiträge des SFB-Workshops: "Seelenheil und Sicherheit. Dynamiken religiöser Gewalt in Frankreich und Polen-Litauen im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert" (11/2016).

Die aktuelle Ausgabe des Historischen Jahrbuchs, Band 139, erscheint mit einem Schwerpunkt zu "Sicherheit und Religion im 16. Jahrhundert", koordiniert von Ulrich Niggemann und Christian Wenzel.

Insgesamt umfasst der Schwerpunkt folgende Beiträge:

  • Ulrich Niggemann/Christian Wenzel, "Einleitende Überlegungen zur Rolle des Religiösen im Sicherheitsdenken der Frühen Neuzeit am Beispiel der französischen Bürgerkriege", S. 199-235.
  • Volker Seresse, "Sicherheit und Seelenheil in der politischen Sprache Heinrichs IV. (ca. 1589-1600)", S. 236-249. 
  • Hugues Daussy, "Between God and Human Law. Divine providence and the Huguenot struggle for security", S. 250-257.
  • Christian Wenzel, "Semantiken von Sicherheit in den Französischen Religionskriegen. Die Versammlung von Fontainebleau (1560) und die 'Article des la Saincte Union' (1588)", S. 258-279.
  • Pierre-Jean Souriac, "Zur Perzeption der protestantischen Sicherheitsplätze in Frankreich (1570-1629). Kriegswaffen oder Befriedungsinstrumente in Bürgerkriegszeiten?", S. 280-316.

Eckart Conze

Geschichte der Sicherheit. Entwicklung – Themen – Perspektiven

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2018, 234 pages, ISBN 978-3- 525-30094-7

Abstract

Weit über die Zeitgeschichte hinaus ist »Sicherheit« in den letzten Jahren zu einem wichtigen Thema der Geschichtswissenschaft geworden. Die historische Forschung hat dabei einen Impuls der Gegenwart aufgenommen. Sie fragt nach den Gründen für die gestiegene Bedeutung von Sicherheit in modernen Gesellschaften und versucht zugleich, die Dynamiken von Sicherheit in unterschiedlichen, auch weiter zurückreichenden historischen Kontexten zu analysieren. In einer Verknüpfung von politischen, gesellschaftlichen und sozialkulturellen Entwicklungen einerseits sowie historiografischen Tendenzen andererseits behandelt der durch seine eigene Forschung ausgewiesene Verfasser die Gründe für das wachsende Interesse von Historikern an der Sicherheitsthematik. Es verweist auf Traditionen sicherheitsbezogener Forschung in der Geschichtswissenschaft, beschäftigt sich aber vor allem mit deren Erweiterung (thematisch und konzeptionell). Neue Ansätze der Sicherheitsforschung, darunter das Konzept der »Sicherheitskultur«, das des »Sicherheitsdispositivs« und das der »Versicherheitlichung«, werden vorgestellt, an konkreten Beispielen entfaltet und auf ihr analytisches Potential befragt. Der Nutzen sozialwissenschaftlicher Theorieangebote wird dabei ebenso erörtert wie der Wert geschichtswissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen für die Theoriebildung. Brücken schlägt der Autor ferner zu verwandten Forschungsgebieten (Risiko-, Präventions- und Bedrohungsforschung). So liefert das Buch eine grundlegende und problemorientierte Einführung in die Historische Sicherheitsforschung.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Book series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security

Edited by: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker, Prof. Dr. Horst Carl, Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze, Prof. Dr. Christoph Kampmann, Prof. Dr. Regina Kreide und Dr. Angela Marciniak

Security is a key concept today, whose status and significance as such have been growing for some time. Striving for security is regarded as the principal aim in an increasing number of policy areas, and not only with regard to crises in international relations or domestic security but also in terms of environmental, data and financial security. The series of publications entitled Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security examines how notions of security have developed throughout history, from the pre-modern era to the present day. It focuses particularly on addressing the question of how certain issues developed into explicitly security issues and what effects this development had on politics and political discussions.

This German and English-speaking series is intended to promote research from the fields of social science, law and cultural studies that deals with the creation and portrayal of security in both theory and practice from a constructivist perspective. As it focuses on research into historical security, this series is receptive to all critical research projects on this subject and any issues related to it (securitisation, human security etc.).

Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security is affiliated to and supported by the collaborative research association Transregio 138 “Dynamiken der Sicherheit” (“Dynamics of Security”) (Marburg/Gießen). Consequently, the majority of volumes published in the series are the result of research conducted by this association. However, the series’ editors also welcome suitable publications based on research conducted outside this association

 

Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler, Maria Ketzmerick - Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention

Thorsten Bonacker, Werner Distler, Maria Ketzmerick (Ed.)

Securitization in Statebuilding and Intervention

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 1
NOMOS Verlag 2017, 295 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4312-4, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8582-5
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845285825 

Abstract

Critical security studies have emphasized that the identification of security threats paves the way for international and domestic interventions. Over the last three decades, statebuilding has developed into a powerful global practice of intervention in domestic affairs – not only with respect to failed states, but more broadly as a tool used in development cooperation and governance assistance. Statebuilding is increasingly framed as a policy which can enhance international, as well as domestic, security and peace, and yet historical and contemporary examples of statebuilding have often involved considerable violence. This volume draws on securitization studies to analyze the role of security in international and domestic statebuilding interventions. Individual case studies explore international statebuilding in Libya, Iraq, Kosovo, and Cameroon, discourses of intervention in the USA, and internal statebuilding in Turkey, Mexico, Tajikistan and South Sudan. These empirical investigations offer a compelling insight into the multiplicity, and global character, of security dynamics.


Carola Westermeier, Horst Carl - Sicherheitsakteure

Carola Westermeier, Horst Carl (Ed.)

Sicherheitsakteure. Epochenübergreifende Perspektiven zu Praxisformen und Versicherheitlichung

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 2
NOMOS Verlag 2018, 348 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4390-2, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8653-2
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845286532 

Abstract

What role do players adopt in processes of securitisation and what effects do their actions have? This volume analyses ‘players in security matters’ in the quintessential fields of security, such as the military and law, and also in non-traditional spheres of security, such as the economy, diplomacy, the media and science. In particular, the book analyses processes of securitisation in which a topic becomes classed as a ‘security problem’. It examines the actions of players involved in security in the military, law, diplomatic circles, expert circles and journalism both conceptually and also on the basis of concrete examples. This volume unites historical contributions ranging from the Middle Ages to contemporary history with contributions from the social and political sciences.

With contributions by

Horst Carl, Carola Westermeier, Stefan Tebruck, Hans-Jürgen Bömelburg, Kai Nowak, Verena Epp, Christian Kleinschmidt, Heidi Hein-Kircher, Florian Danecke, Konstantin Rometsch, Reut Yael Paz, Marius Sebastian Reusch, Werner Distler, Iwan Iwanov, Justyna A. Turkowska, Kai Nowak, Marc Chaouali, Enea Dragomir, Hannah Broecker.


Christoph Kampmann, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling - "Security turns its eye exclusively to the future"

Christoph Kampmann, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling (Ed.)

"Security turns its eye exclusively to the future"
Zum Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Zukunft in der Geschichte

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 3
NOMOS Verlag 2018, 421 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4463-3, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8673-0
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845286730 

Abstract

This edited volume represents two areas of research that are of key interest to many historians and social scientists: security and the future. Case studies explain how concepts of security and the future were connected and politically contentious as they invariably involved questions of power. The topics discussed in this volume include early modern religious diagnoses of the end of time, the preventive management of the future in dynastic marriage arrangements, the struggle for collective security in international law and to provide protection against epidemic plagues in nineteenth-century Europe, Cold War diagnoses of a nuclear apocalypse, security dilemmas in liberal states that result from crime prevention and surveillance practices, and discourses on sustainability and international competitiveness.

With contributions by

Tobias Bruns, Larry Frohman, Steffen Henne, Christoph Kampmann, Achim Landwehr, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling, Elke Seefried, Marie-Christin Stenzel, Malte Thießen, Sascha Weber, Anna Veronika Wendland, Christian Wenzel, Andrea Wiegeshoff, Hannes Ziegler.

Rezension


Katharina Krause - Sichtbar und sicher: Wohnhöfe des Adels in Münster in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Katharina Krause

Sichtbar und sicher: Wohnhöfe des Adels in Münster in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 4
NOMOS Verlag 2018, 243 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-4467-1, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-8712-6
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845287126 

Abstract

A family’s safest abode is their home. However, danger lurks on the street outside. What did an open front door signify during the early modern period? Was it an invitation to come in? Or did one trust the authorities to such an extent that one did not have to fear the dangers lurking beyond one’s own four walls during the daytime? What did it signify if members of the aristocracy, who were allowed to carry weapons, started erecting open fences around their newly built homes rather than hiding them behind walls? Did they want to demonstrate the magnificence of the architecture or evoke trust? Who was allowed to look into their windows and who was allowed to look out? Using the example of the nobility in Münster, this book addresses these questions. It is the first to examine systematic trends in making the architecture of aristocratic homes in Europe more visible and to study their connection to private and public security.


Regina Kreide, Andreas Langenohl - Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization

Regina Kreide, Andreas Langenohl (Ed.)

Conceptualizing Power in Dynamics of Securitization: 
Beyond State and International System

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 5
NOMOS Verlag 2019, 400 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-5158-7, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-9354-7
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845293547 

Abstract

This volume addresses the ‘question of power’ in current constructivist securitisation studies. How can power relations that affect security and insecurity be analysed from both a transdisciplinary and historical point of view? The volume brings together contributions from history, art history, political science, sociology, cultural anthropology and law in order to determine the role of conceptions of power in securitisation studies, which has tended to be dealt with implicitly thus far. Using conceptual theoretical essays and historical case studies that cover the period from the 16th to the 21st century, this book portrays the dominant paradigms of critical security studies, which mostly stem from the field of international relations and see the state as a major focal point in securitisation, in a new light.


Horst Carl, Rainer Babel, Christoph Kampmann - Sicherheitsprobleme im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert

Horst Carl, Rainer Babel, Christoph Kampmann (Ed.)

Sicherheitsprobleme im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert: 
Bedrohungen, Konzepte, Ambivalenzen
(Problèmes de sécurité aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles. Menaces, concepts, ambivalences)

Series: Politiken der Sicherheit | Politics of Security, vol. 6 
NOMOS Verlag 2019, 601 pages, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-5459-5, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-9614-2
https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845296142 

Abstract

The 16th and 17th centuries, characterised as they were by political, social and religious upheaval, represent a key period for historical security studies. This era was shaped by discourses of threat as well as attempts to find answers to the multiple challenges to public order and security. Such insecurity was doubtlessly accentuated by religious and confessional conflicts, as this comparative study of France and the Holy Roman Empire shows. In fact, the range of contributions in this edited volume on ‘security problems’ demonstrates how much the frames within which the issue of security was raised became more and more diverse over the course of the two centuries. In a time of evident conflict, the notion of ‘security’ was deemed increasingly important, which ultimately made it a leading concept in early modern political culture.


 

Karl-Heinz Braun, Thomas Brechenmacher, Wilhelm Damberg, Amalie Fößel, Christoph Kampmann, Ludger Körntgen, Bernhard Dr. phil. Löffler, Anton Schindling (Hrsg.)

Historisches Jahrbuch 139 (2019) mit Schwerpunkt "Sicherheit und Religion im 16. Jahrhundert"

Der Schwerpunkt konzentriert sich dabei auf die auf Frankreich bezogenen Beiträge des SFB-Workshops: "Seelenheil und Sicherheit. Dynamiken religiöser Gewalt in Frankreich und Polen-Litauen im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert" (11/2016).

Die aktuelle Ausgabe des Historischen Jahrbuchs, Band 139, erscheint mit einem Schwerpunkt zu "Sicherheit und Religion im 16. Jahrhundert", koordiniert von Ulrich Niggemann und Christian Wenzel.

Insgesamt umfasst der Schwerpunkt folgende Beiträge:

  • Ulrich Niggemann/Christian Wenzel, "Einleitende Überlegungen zur Rolle des Religiösen im Sicherheitsdenken der Frühen Neuzeit am Beispiel der französischen Bürgerkriege", S. 199-235.
  • Volker Seresse, "Sicherheit und Seelenheil in der politischen Sprache Heinrichs IV. (ca. 1589-1600)", S. 236-249. 
  • Hugues Daussy, "Between God and Human Law. Divine providence and the Huguenot struggle for security", S. 250-257.
  • Christian Wenzel, "Semantiken von Sicherheit in den Französischen Religionskriegen. Die Versammlung von Fontainebleau (1560) und die 'Article des la Saincte Union' (1588)", S. 258-279.
  • Pierre-Jean Souriac, "Zur Perzeption der protestantischen Sicherheitsplätze in Frankreich (1570-1629). Kriegswaffen oder Befriedungsinstrumente in Bürgerkriegszeiten?", S. 280-316.

Eckart Conze

Geschichte der Sicherheit. Entwicklung – Themen – Perspektiven

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2018, 234 pages, ISBN 978-3- 525-30094-7

Abstract

Weit über die Zeitgeschichte hinaus ist »Sicherheit« in den letzten Jahren zu einem wichtigen Thema der Geschichtswissenschaft geworden. Die historische Forschung hat dabei einen Impuls der Gegenwart aufgenommen. Sie fragt nach den Gründen für die gestiegene Bedeutung von Sicherheit in modernen Gesellschaften und versucht zugleich, die Dynamiken von Sicherheit in unterschiedlichen, auch weiter zurückreichenden historischen Kontexten zu analysieren. In einer Verknüpfung von politischen, gesellschaftlichen und sozialkulturellen Entwicklungen einerseits sowie historiografischen Tendenzen andererseits behandelt der durch seine eigene Forschung ausgewiesene Verfasser die Gründe für das wachsende Interesse von Historikern an der Sicherheitsthematik. Es verweist auf Traditionen sicherheitsbezogener Forschung in der Geschichtswissenschaft, beschäftigt sich aber vor allem mit deren Erweiterung (thematisch und konzeptionell). Neue Ansätze der Sicherheitsforschung, darunter das Konzept der »Sicherheitskultur«, das des »Sicherheitsdispositivs« und das der »Versicherheitlichung«, werden vorgestellt, an konkreten Beispielen entfaltet und auf ihr analytisches Potential befragt. Der Nutzen sozialwissenschaftlicher Theorieangebote wird dabei ebenso erörtert wie der Wert geschichtswissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen für die Theoriebildung. Brücken schlägt der Autor ferner zu verwandten Forschungsgebieten (Risiko-, Präventions- und Bedrohungsforschung). So liefert das Buch eine grundlegende und problemorientierte Einführung in die Historische Sicherheitsforschung.