Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI)

Law and Threat

Contact: Dr. Nahed Samour, M.A.

The main topic of the interdisciplinary research focus “Recht und Gefahr” (engl.: law and threat) is the juridical, social and semantic constructedness of ‘threat’. Interest is focussed on the complex entanglement of concrete and abstract risk assumptions, preventing and averting of dangers, logics of suspicion and the accompanying changes in law as well as state and non-state institutions. The research focus pays particular attention to challenges concerning basic and human rights in light of narrowed and securitized horizons of expectation and interpretation.  

Research Projects

Surveillance and Religion: Laws and Practices

Interdisciplinary Colloquium "Critical Security Studies"