Securing Safe & Successful Societies
Securing safe and successful societies in the 21st century and beyond is a defining component of our research focus.
Scholars from a range of sub-disciplines at Queen’s study the methods and outcomes of efforts to secure human, financial, political, and physical assets.
When catastrophic natural events — like tsunamis and earthquakes — and human events associated with political change occur, our security is threatened. Internet developments also bring risks and opportunities. Our researchers frame how these events will affect both individuals and society.
Themes in this area include:
Supporting democratic, economically viable systems of governance through active engagement in public policy
Improving the quality and effectiveness of information, including the security of communications tools, with particular focus on networks and telecommunications
Contributing to the secure design of infrastructure, with a focus on security of water and large resource extraction processes
- Kathyrn Brohman (Business) – shared access for improved health care
- Mark Diederichs (Geological Engineering) – waste wise
- Yuri Levin (Business) - the price is right
- Kim Sears (Nursing) – from the bedside to the classroom
- David Lyon (Sociology) – watching the watchers
- Amir Fam (Civil Engineering) – concrete ideas for the future
- Susanne Soederberg (Global Development Studies) – living in a debtfare state
Centres/Institutes with this focus:
- Centre for International and Defence Policy
- Centre for Studies on Democracy and Diversity
- Institute of Intergovernmental Relations
- GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's-RMC
- Queen’s Surveillance Studies Centre