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J. Peter Burgess

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Peter is a philosopher and political scientist. He is Professor and Chair of Geopolitics of Risk at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) at the University of Copenhagen. He is Series Editor of the Routledge New Security Studies collection. His research and writing concern the meeting place between culture and politics in particular in Europe, with a focus on the theory and ethics of security and insecurity. He has published 11 books and over 65 articles in the fields of philosophy, political science, gender studies, cultural history, security studies and cultural theory, and developed and directed a range of collaborative research projects with European partners. He has contributed to the development of research policy as a consultant to the European Commission, and collaborated in the elaboration of public policy in Norway, France, and Poland.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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