ERIS is a group addressing emerging fields of research in international/transnational politics, with a focus on regional security, critical geopolitics and political economy. We study conflict and social change with attention to dynamics of peripheralization, control and liberation. Our main research lines cluster around:
- critical approaches to security: security (and humanitarian) discourses, practices and technologies;
- reconfigurations of territoriality and regional security models: critical border studies, hybrid security orders, extra-legal economies and resource wars;
- state formation and transformation: transnational organised crime, terrorism, foreign fighters.
Our research projects focus on the MENA region, the Sahel and West Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Balkans.
Our research blog:
- PRISMA – Promoting Resilient, Inclusive and Safe CoMmunities in the Horn of Africa: in search of mutually beneficial solutions”
- (2020-22) PREVEX – Preventing Violent Extremism in the Balkans and the MENA: Strengthening Resilience in Enabling Environments, funded by EU H2020
- (2019-22) FRAGVENT – Fragile states and violent entrepreneurs: conflict, climate, refugees, funded by the Norwegian Research Council
- Roundtable: The “return of geopolitics” and the study of international relations. 13 January 2022.
- Conferenza: L’Italia e la Geopolitica. 14 gennaio 2022.
- Seasonal School: “African Perspectives: Change, Conflicts, Connections”. 7-11 March 2022 (linkare il titolo dell’evento a https://www.santannapisa.it/it/african-perspectives-change-conflicts-connections)
- ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime, General Conference: Crossing territorial and disciplinary (b)orders: empirical, analytical and policy perspectives on organised crime. 4-6 July, jointly organized with University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore (linkare il titolo dell’evento a https://ecpr.eu/Events/188).
- Raineri L., Baldaro E., 2021. The place of Africa in international relations: the centrality of the margins in Global IR. Italian Political Science Review.
- Raineri L., Strazzari F., 2021. Drug Smuggling and the Stability of Fragile States. The diverging trajectories of Mali and Niger. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.
- Raineri L., 2021. The Bioeconomy of Sahel Borders: Informal Practices of Revenue and Data Extraction. Geopolitics.
- Berlingozzi L., Stoddard E. (2020). Assessing Misaligned Counterinsurgency Practice in Niger and Nigeria. The International Spectator 55(4).
- Baldaro E. (2020). Rashomon in the Sahel: Conflict dynamics of security regionalism. Security Dialogue.
- Bøås M., Strazzari F., 2020. Governance, Fragility and Insurgency in the Sahel: A Hybrid Political Order in the Making. The International Spectator 55(4).
- Raineri L., 2020. Explaining the Rise of Jihadism in Africa: the Crucial Case of the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara, Terrorism and Political Violence.
- Raineri L., Strazzari F., 2019. (B)ordering Hybrid Security? EU Stabilisation Practices in the Sahara-Sahel Region. Ethnopolitics 18(5)
- Polese A., Russo A., Strazzari F., (eds.) 2019. Governance Beyond the Law: the immoral, the illegal, the informal. London: Palgrave Macmillan
- Martini A., 2019. The Syrian wars of words: international and local instrumentalisations of the war on terror. Third World Quarterly
- Piras E., 2019. Migration and Theories of Justice: a Critical Reappraisal. Soft Power. Revista euroamericana de teoría e historia de la política y del derecho 6(1)
Source: Mario Ragazzi: www.ragazziconsulting.com