The Maritime Security Research Group draws together scholars interested in security within the maritime domain across disciplinary boundaries encompassing not only traditional hard security concerns, but also human security, maritime crime, and the blue economy.
We are seeking candidates to work on projects in the following areas:
The Rules-based Maritime Order and Strategic Competition
Projects might focus on one or a combination of: the role of international law and international legal argument in oceans governance and conflict; contested maritime claims and how states seek to consolidate them; or the dynamics of maritime conflict between rival powers.
Transnational Maritime Crime and Non-traditional Security Threats
Projects could examine the implications of criminal, ‘grey zone’ or asymmetrical actors in the maritime domain, in fields such as smuggling, illegal fishing, or piracy and maritime militias.
Seapower in the Modern Age
Projects might consider the role of sea power in relation to one or more of technological change, diplomacy, and international law.