Feelings and perceptions of insecurity (e.g. fear of crime) as well as security regimes and policies (especially community crime prevention and community policing) will be examined in five major European cities.
The guiding research questions will be
a) how the actual transformation processes in these cities (indicated by globalisation, individualisation, social invalidation, and marginalisation) shape and change the emotional and cognitive attitudes and the behaviour of their inhabitants,
b) how these changes are related to socio-spatial factors,
c) which resources on an individual as well as on the communal level light be actualised and, finally,
d) which policies on an national and on an European level seem to be suitable in order to prevent given and foreseeable insecurities in these and similar European cities.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
31 007 Krakow
2333 AL Leiden