The working plan of the research project is made up of three interconnected work packages (WP), for which the partner institutes will contribute according to their specific professional perspective: WP 1 will serve to objectify the insecurity-situation, WP 2 will identify subjective perceptions of insecurity, and WP 3 will develop non-military courses of actions, aimed at protecting maritime trade against piracy and terrorism. In addition, an independent cross-sectional research module (WP 4) will form the political-science-superstructure for the joint research project as an empirical study to check and further develop the concept of non-military “Security Governance”.

Work package 1: Objective Insecurity-situation

1.1.Security Policy Analysis (IFSH)
1.2.Economic Analysis (DIW)
1.3.Safety-related Analysis (TUHH)
1.4. Legal Analysis (BLS)
1.5.Strategic Future-analysis (ISZA)

Work package 2: Subjective Insecurity-perception

2.1.Economic Actors (IFSH, DIW, TUHH, BLS)
2.2.State Actors (IFSH, ISZA)

Work package 3: Non-military Courses of Action

3.1.The role of Private Security Companies (IFSH)
3.2.Economic Courses of Action (DIW)
3.3.Safety-related Courses of Action (TUHH)
3.4.Legal Courses of Action (BLS)
3.5.Governmental Courses of Action (IFSH, ISZA)
Experiences, assessments vs. expectations, needs
[Translate to Englisch:] Wechselwirkungen der Arbeitspaket 1, 2 und 3 mit dem Arbeitspaket 4

Work package 4: Cross-sectional research module (IFSH)

4.1.Developement of the basic Concept „Security Governance”
4.2.Connecting the results and Communication
4.3.Final Conference and final publications