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    Deliverable 6.2 - Public part: Research agenda for security issues in land transport
    ( 2016)
    Burbiel, Joachim
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    Ghazel, Mohamed
    The main aim of the CARONTE project was to provide well founded input to strategic research planning in the domain of land transport security, especially on the European level. In order to achieve this goal, information from various sources, e.g., internal and external experts, recent research projects, and policy papers, was analysed. This report documents the last steps of this process, consisting of the prioritisation of possible research fields and the development of several sets of ideas for future research.
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    From multifaceted information to coherent and well-founded suggestions for a land transport security research agenda: Proceedings and results of the FP7 project CARONTE
    ( 2016)
    Burbiel, Joachim
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    The main aim of the CARONTE project (www.caronte-project.eu, September 2014 to February 2016) was to provide well founded input to strategic research planning in the domain of land transport security, especially on the European level. In order to achieve this goal, information from various sources was analysed. The project culminated in the prioritisation of possible research fields and the development of several sets of ideas for future research.
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    Non-traditional transnational security challenges in Serbian, British and Dutch security discourses: A cross-country comparison
    ( 2016) ;
    Sweijs, Tim
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    Chmutina, Ksenia
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    Vietti, Francesca
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    Tibaldeo, Roberto Franzini
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    Burbiel, Joachim
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    Bosher, Lee
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    Dainty, Andrew
    What are a country's traditional and non-traditional security challenges? How are these being discussed and by whom? What is the relevance of security, ethics and human rights to these issues? Questions like these are often addressed in security policies. Yet to date an overview of these concerns does not exist. Research conducted within the project EvoCS fills this gap. This chapter presents an overview of these perceptions across the Netherlands, Serbia and the UK and provides a description of the methodology. The majority of the salient security challenges in all three countries are also prominent in the EU policy discourse. In conclusion, the three analysed countries are surprisingly similar to each other, considering the many differences between them. From a European point of view, this might be seen as an opportunity since future European Security Strategies can better address shared security problems of both EU and (possible future) non-EU members.
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    Wehrtechnische Forschung und Technologie in Singapur
    (Fraunhofer INT, 2015) ; ;
    Burbiel, Joachim
    Der vorliegende Bericht gibt einen allgemeinen Überblick über wehrtechnische Forschung und Technologie in Singapur, eingebettet in den Kontext der außenpolitischen Prioritäten und internationalen Einbindung Singapurs in die Weltgemeinschaft. Zu diesem Zweck wurden singapurische Strategiepapiere analysiert. Daten zu Wirtschaftskraft und Exportpolitik sowie zur militärischen Stärke Singapurs werden zusammengefasst präsentiert. Speziell im Bereich der wehrtechnischen Forschung und Technologie werden die relevanten singapurischen Institutionen und Organisationen vorgestellt und die technologischen Schwerpunkte Singapurs analysiert. Abgerundet wird der Bericht durch einen Überblick über Singapurs Verteidigungsindustrie und bisherige internationale Forschungskooperationen im wehrtechnischen Bereich.
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    D9.1 - Final report on the evolving concept of security
    ( 2015) ;
    Burbiel, Joachim
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    Walther, Gerald
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    Herrera, Javier F.
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    Bierwirth, Antonia
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    Marrone, Alessandro
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    Sartori, Paola
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    Terlikowski, Marcin
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    Frinking, Erik
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    Sweijs, Tim
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    Bosher, Lee
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    Chmutina, Ksenia
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    Dainty, Andrew
    This report constitutes the final deliverable of the EvoCS project. In it, the main results of the project are summarised and put into their respective context (section 2). It also includes final notes on the inter-study coherence, comments on the methodology of the EvoCS analytical framework (section 3) and an analysis and evaluation in the context of European policy documents and the current Eurobarometer on security (section 4). At its heart, the report formulates recommendations which are based on the project's results which target different levels (e.g. the EU level, the national level) and different geographical parts of Europe (e.g. recommendations for the whole of the EU, recommendations which are specific for certain regions) (section 5). In the last two sections, a report is given on the EvoCS project's final conference which took place Brussels on 10th November 2015 (section 6) and two examples of policy briefs which are one possible product that can come out of future activities using the project's analytical framework (section 7). The annex includes a guideline in which sequence the project's deliverables should be read.
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    Societal security - modes of interaction of different stakeholders
    ( 2015) ;
    Schietke, Ruth
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    Burbiel, Joachim
    This article describes the modes of interaction of the different domains concerned with societal security (social and human science researcher, technology developer, security technology end-user, security policy-maker and civil society organizations) and identifies obstacles and barriers which could hinder a successful interaction and cooperation of these actors to enhance societal security. The final result is a set of recommendations how to overcome these barriers and obstacles and how to enhance knowledge sharing and cooperation between the different domains. For these analyses two types of data were used: a survey among the different stakeholders of societal security as well as literature research about knowledge sharing in general and experiences as well as lessons-learned from other sectors (e.g. health, multinational firms) regarding preconditions, processes and methods to improve common understanding and knowledge transfer.
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    Wehrtechnische Forschung und Technologie in Japan
    (Fraunhofer INT, 2015) ;
    Burbiel, Joachim
    Der vorliegende Bericht gibt einen allgemeinen Überblick über die außenpolitischen Prioritäten und die internationale Einbindung Japans in die Weltgemeinschaft. Dazu werden auch Daten zu Wirtschaftskraft und Exportpolitik sowie zur militärischen Stärke Japans zusammengefasst. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Analyse japanischer Strategiepapiere. Speziell im Bereich der wehrtechnischen Forschung und Technologie werden die relevanten Institutionen und Organisationen vorgestellt und die technologischen Schwerpunkte Japans analysiert. Abgerundet wird der Bericht durch einen Überblick über die Verteidigungsindustrie und bisherige internationale Kooperationen im wehrtechnischen Bereich.
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    The complexity of security dimensions: A comparison of the North-West and South-East European regions
    ( 2015)
    Chmutina, Ksenia
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    Bosher, Lee
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    Dainty, Andrew
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    Burbiel, Joachim
    Prone to multiple interpretations, 'security' is becoming a multiple and hence, nebulous concept. Security can be associated with national security and the State's military power;notions of the individual safety; or human values and fundamental rights issues. This is clearly demonstrated in Europe with various member states using various concepts of security, making them event and space specific. Using two case study regions, this paper demonstrates the increasing complexity of the concept of security, as prominent security discourses and their impacts and consequences fall across more than one category of security dimensions. A large number of actors involved in, and affected by, security issues makes it harder to identify security dimensions. The political, economic, environmental and other security dimensions are interconnected and form a complex system of inter- and intra-dependent networks. Understanding these complexities will aid policy makers in formulating measures that influence an evolving European concept of security.
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    Nanocellulosen - Hightech aus Holz
    ( 2014)
    Burbiel, Joachim
    Cellulosefasern sind zusammen mit Ligninen das wesentliche Strukturmaterial von Holz und machen etwa 40 bis 50 % seines Trockengewichts aus. Chemische Prozesse, mit denen Cellulose in mehr oder weniger reiner Form aus Holz gewonnen werden kann, sind schon lange bekannt. Sie haben große wirtschaftliche Bedeutung, da Cellulose nicht nur zu Papier, sondern auch zu vielen anderen Industrieprodukten verarbeitet werden kann. In neuerer Zeit richtet sich das Interesse auf drei neue Arten von Cellulose, die alle als "Nanocellulose" bezeichnet werden. Dieser Artikel gibt einen Überblick über diese erstaunlichen Materialien.