The presence of multiple providers of policing during an existential crisis can accelerate the pluralisation of policing and exacerbate trends of securitisation. How can multi-actor policing activities be managed in crisis situations to counterbalance this likely drift to excessive securitisation?
A four-year landmark inquiry uncovered credible evidence of 39 unlawful executions and two cases of torture, committed by the Australian special forces in Afghanistan. This blog post explains the conduct of the soldiers from an ethical leadership perspective.
When COVID-19 forced the university to temporarily close in March, teaching staff had just one week to switch gears and get acquainted with online teaching. In the past six months, Security Studies tutors have familiarized themselves with all that online teaching has to offer, for better or worse.
Based on: Op de bres voor de rechtsstaat in het Verzet en bij de BVD. Ad de Jonge 1919-2002. Amsterdam: Panchaud (2020). 551 pages. To be published on 02 December 2020. [In defense of democracy: in the Resistance and with the security service BVD. Ad de Jonge 1919-2002.].
If COVID-19 teaches us one thing, it is that today's crises are insidious and unpredictable. This poses new challenges for public leaders, who constantly have to seek a balance between "doing too much, too soon" or "doing too little, too late".