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Successful Security Policy Transfer: How and When?

This project sought to examine the mechanisms by which the cross-national transfer of values and policies in the field of security, and particularly against organised crime and terrorism, has been made possible. More specifically, the project has examined the extent to which EU, British, and US resource capacity-building efforts, international collaboration, and different tactical approaches to the ‘export’ of values and policies, have been associable with attitudinal and practical approaches to organised crime and terrorism amongst Greek officials and law enforcement practitioners. The project began on 1st September 2009 and ended on 31st August 2011. Seeking to capture, contextualise, and assess the international transfer of values and policies, fieldwork was carried out over the two-year period in Greece and the UK. Through this fieldwork, a wide range of material was been gathered; from official, NGO, and media-based documentation, to interviews with former ambassadors, law-enforcement trainers and specialised officers, journalists, and academics. On one hand, the project collected first-hand accounts of experiences of international police training and collaboration efforts. On the other, the study took a long historical perspective to understanding the effectiveness of policy transfer to Greece in these areas.

The project was developed and executed by Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow Dr. Sappho Xenakis. Dr. Thanos Dokos was the project supervisor.


Duration of the programme: 1/9/2009-31/8/2011

Funded by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Marie Curie Intra European Fellowships (Grant Agreement No. 237163)

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