Pirates! New Research Project studies the International Response to Maritime Piracy
Dr Christian Bueger
Pirates are back on the agenda of world politics. How is the international community responding to piracy and what makes it so difficult to address the problem? A new three year research project led by Dr. Christian Bueger and sponsored by the ESRC’s Future Research Leaders scheme analyses the international response to contemporary maritime piracy. Drawing on an International Political Sociology approach, the project studies the global governance of piracy and the institutional arrangements in three piracy infested regions, East Africa, West Africa and East Asia. It sets out to understand the consequences of counter-piracy for ocean governance and maritime security strategy, and it attempts to strengthen the profile of maritime security studies in the UK. The outcomes of the project will be of interest for maritime security practitioners as well as the shipping industry.