The added value of this research arises from the capacity of the research group to analyse various dimensions of the security cooperation between the EU and China, and to do so in a comparative, relational (inter-regional) and multidisciplinary fashion.
The bringing together of scholars from the EU and Asia will facilitate the comparative aspect of the research and strengthen the knowledge base of how the EU and China perceive and respond to security threat challenges in ten specific security dimensions: nuclear proliferation; international terrorism and organised crime; climate change and energy policy; human security; civil protection; regional conflicts; immigration/migration and identity; cyber attacks; maritime security; and the economic dimension of security.
We will attempt to pair a European with an Asian scholar as much as possible in the assessment of the individual security dimensions and chapter production.
The investigation will establish assessment scales in order to provide a systematic account of the converging or diverging positions of the two partners with regard to the ten security dimensions.
The project is coordinated by Professor Emil Kirchner, who has a well established track record of managing trans-national research projects, has published extensively on regional and global security governance and is the Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Essex.
Professor Han Dorussen, Department of Government at the University of Essex, has participated in several comparative research projects, and has published widely in the field of regional and global security. The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex, which includes the Department of Government, is one of Europe’s leading centres for theory-driven empirical research in the social sciences and renowned for its scholarly work.
MemberDepartment of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
MemberFaculty of Law, University of Macau
MemberDepartment of Political Science, Maastricht University
MemberDepartment of Government, University of Essex
MemberCentre for European Studies, Renmin University of China
MemberAssociate Senior Research Fellow, Renmin University of China
MemberDepartment of Political Science, National University of Singapore
MemberSchool of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission