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von Boemcken, M., Döring, M., Neitzert, A., & Röing, T. (2022). Radikalisierungsprävention in Nordrhein-Westfalen Bonn: BICC.

Over the past few years, public funding from the federal and state government in North Rhine-Westphalia has created an extensive infrastructure spread across many municipalities to prevent people from adopting extremist ideas or joining extremist movements. The project “Preventing radicalisation... more

Neitzert, A., Döring, M., Röing, T., & von Boemcken, M. (2021). Präventionsarbeit gegen Radikalisierung in den Haftanstalten NRWs stärken. Kapazitäten erhöhen, Mandate erweitern, zivilgesellschaftliche Träger fördern (BICC Policy Brief series No. 5/2021). Bonn: BICC.

In the Policy Paper “Strengthening prevention work against radicalisation in NRW’s prisons. Increase capacities, expand mandates, promote civil society agencies” (BICC Policy Brief 5\2021), which is published alongside BICC Working Paper 5\2021 “Prisons as spaces to prevent radicalisation?” BICC... more

Neitzert, A., Döring, M., Röing, T., & von Boemcken, M. (2021). Haftanstalten als Orte der Radikalisierungsprävention? Herausforderungen und Bedarfe der Präventionsarbeit in Justizvollzugsanstalten Nordrhein-Westfalens (BICC Working Paper series No. 5/2021). Bonn: BICC.

This BICC Working Paper examines the challenges and needs associated with preventing radicalisation in prisons in North Rhine-Westphalia. The results are based on interviews conducted by the project team at BICC in 2021 with actors working in prevention in and outside of the justice system in North... more

Döring, M., Neitzert, A., Röing, T., & von Boemcken, M. (2021, May). Abwarten ist keine Lösung! Für eine Kehrtwende im Umgang mit deutschen IS-Anhängerinnen und -Anhängern (BICC Policy Brief series No. 4/2021). Bonn: BICC.

The German government refuses to systematically repatriate German followers of IS who are incarcerated in northern Syria. It would not only be imperative for humanitarian reasons but would also be in Germany’s security polity interests. It is important to hold returnees accountable for their... more

Döring, M., Röing, T., & von Boemcken, M. (2020, June). "Prävention ist keine 'Eintagsfliege'". Herausforderungen und Bedarfe der Prävention islamistischer Radikalisierung aus lokaler Perspektive in Nordrhein-Westfalen (BICC Working Paper series No. 2/2020). Bonn: BICC.

Prevention against Islamist radicalisation is still an important policy field in North Rhine-Westphalia. But what is the current state of affairs from the perspective of those who work in prevention locally? Where do local advisors on prevention, teachers, social workers, representatives of local... more

Döring, M., Neitzert, A., Röing, T., & von Boemcken, M. (2020, June). Prävention extremistischer Radikalisierung in NRW: Keine Vereinnahmung Sozialer Arbeit durch Sicherheitslogik! (BICC Policy Brief series No. 2/2020). Bonn: BICC.

The recommendations in this Policy Brief are based on the results of the research project "Prevention of Radicalisation in North Rhine-Westphalia - How can the capacities of intermediaries be strengthened? Between January and October 2019, the team of authors conducted semi-structured... more

von Boemcken, M. (2019). Smooth security. Creative adaptation, mimicry and deception in everyday securityscapes. Critical Studies on Security, 7(2), 91-106.

Please find the article here. The article traces the everyday securityscapes of marginalized groups in Kyrgyzstan. It finds that they are as much about the crossing as the drawing of boundaries. To seek security is to become invisible, deceive, withdraw, seize momentary opportunities and... more

von Boemcken, M. (2019, February). Theologie, Therapie oder Teilhabe? Deutscher Salafismus, Radikalisierung und die Suche nach Präventionsstrategien (BICC Working Paper series No. 01/2019). Bonn: BICC.

In the BICC Working Paper "Theology, Therapy or Participation? German Salafism, Radicalisation and the Search for Prevention Strategies" author Marc von Boemcken analyses research approaches to the prevention of radicalisation. According to the security authorities, the number of violent... more

von Boemcken, M., Boboyorov, H., & Bagdasarova, N. (2019). Living dangerously: Securityscapes of Lyuli and LGBT people in urban spaces of Kyrgyzstan. In E. Lemon (Ed.), Critical approaches to security in Central Asia (pp. 149-165). London/New York: Routledge.

Please find the book here. Central Asia remains on the periphery, both spatially and in people’s imaginations. When the region does attract international attention, it is often related to security issues, including terrorism, ethnic conflict and drug trafficking.This book brings together leading... more

von Boemcken, M., Boboyorov, H., & Bagdasarova, N. (2018). Living dangerously: Securityscapes of Lyuli and LGBT people in urban spaces of Kyrgyzstan. Central Asian Survey, 37(1), 68-84.

Imaginations of existential threat do not only express themselves in exceptional actions – as prominently suggested by securitization theory – but also in routine, day-to-day practices. They can become a part of ‘normal’ life. We demonstrate this by following the everyday activities of individuals... more

von Boemcken, M. (2017, July). Defence conversion: Dead duck or still a relevant object of study? (BICC Working Paper series No. 7/2017). Bonn: BICC.

In Working Paper 7\2017, the author Marc von Boemcken analyzes the evolution of Conversion Studies from the Cold War to the post-Cold War period and discusses some of the reasons for the demise of the discipline in the new millennium. Based on a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of... more

von Boemcken, M., Schetter, C., Boboyorov, H., Bagdasarova, N., & Sulaimanov, J. (2016, June). Local security-making in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (BICC Working Paper series No. 5/2016). Bonn: BICC.

In cooperation with researchers in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is conducting a three-year research project on everyday security practices in Central Asia, which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The project was launched in July 2015. While... more

von Boemcken, M. (2016). Unknowing the unknowable. From ‘critical war studies’ to a critique of war. Critical Military Studies, 2(3), 226-241.

Recent critical interventions challenge the Enlightenment critique of war as the radical antithesis of ‘peace’. The negation of war as an epitome of unreason is, indeed, dangerous to the extent that it tends to excite pacifying ‘wars against war’. Yet, what follows from this? The article argues... more

von Boemcken, M. (2015). Ertüchtigung als neue Strategie europäischer Sicherheitspolitik. Berlin: Bundesministerium für Verteidigung.

Reader Sicherheitspolitik, 11/2015, pdf In: Bundesministerium für Verteidigung. 2015. Der Reader Sicherheitspolitik - Transformation im 21. Jahrhundert more

von Boemcken, M. (2014). Commentary \ Die deutsche Rüstungsindustrie braucht eine Diät! Bonn: BICC.

Dr. Marc von Boemcken comments on a possible new orientation in German arms export policy, initiated by Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs. There is reason to hope that at least the export of land-based weapons systems to states that systematically violate human rights... more

von Boemcken, M. (2013). Between security markets and protection rackets. Formations of political order.. Opladen: B. Budrich.

Security is a social practice which constitutes different formations of political order. Developing a political economy of security practice, BICC Senior Researcher Dr. Marc von Boemcken distinguishes these formations with a view to the actual exchanges between various providers and receivers of... more

von Boemcken, M. (2012, September). Dealing with private security companies. Options for development cooperation in Timor-Leste, Liberia and Peru (BICC Focus series No. 11). Bonn: BICC.

How should development actors deal with private security companies? This BICC publication summarizes the main findings from field research led by Marc von Boemcken on private security companies in three developing countries: Timor-Leste, Liberia and Peru. Each summary focuses on the specific... more

von Boemcken, M., Ashkenazi, M., & Schmitz-Pranghe, C. (2011, December). Commercial security and development: Findings from Timor-Leste, Liberia and Peru (Brief series No. 45). Bonn: BICC.

Commercial security affects a number of development-related factors, such as the capacity of states to govern, overall feelings of public safety, economic growth and social welfare.Findings from field research in Timor-Leste, Liberia and Peru indicate that the relation between commercial security... more

von Boemcken, M. (2008). Sicherheit als Wirtschaftsfaktor: Eine kritische Reflexion.

Paper presented at the conference: Privatisierung im Sicherheitssektor. Neue sicherheitspolitische Risiken – Neue Synergien, Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (BakS), Potsdam, 20–21 February. more

von Boemcken, M., & Krieger, N. (2006, December). Konzeptpapier - "Early warning - early action" Entwicklungspolitische Instrumente zur frühzeitigen Eindämmung von Gewaltkonflikten (Paper). Bonn: BICC.

This concept paper puts forward a theoretical model for identifying and classifying types of causes of militant behavior. This model is intended to help improve the structure of pro-active prevention measures. BICC is thus providing a methodical contribution to identifying how a policy of crisis... more

von Boemcken, M., & Sommer, J. (2006, May). Der Streit um das iranische Atomprogramm: Auf der Suche nach dem „kreativen Kompromiss“. Zum aktuellen Angebotspaket und den Erfolgsaussichten von Sanktionen (BICC Focus series No. 1). Bonn: BICC.

Iran is under the suspicion of wanting to manufacture nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program. So far, there is no clear proof of an active Iranian nuclear weapons program, and Iran is adamant in denying that it wants nuclear weapons. The current uranium enrichment... more

Brzoska, M., von Boemcken, M., Paes, W.-C., & Jaspers, W. (2004, October). Incorporation of defense expenditures into public expenditure work (Paper series No. 38). Bonn: BICC.

The following short case studies will present and discuss readily available information on deficits in the planning, programming implementation and control of military expenditures in the East- African countries of Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.The case studies are structured as... more