Isabelle Tannous

Address: Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik
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The merging of development and security. Analysing EU-Institutions’ and member states’ approaches to promoting policy coherence between development and security

Long-term engagement, if understood as acting preventively, means taking development as a security issue. As a consequence, the number of overlaps between development and security has grown dramatically. Building on her research on EU conflict prevention, political scientist Isabelle Tannous looks at the sensitive interfaces between development and security by providing a theory-driven comparative analysis of the interrelations between joined up approaches of EU institutions and the key supporters among the member states. She identifies the similarities and differences of the various approaches to promoting policy coherence and specifies the aligned political, institutional and operational challenges.






Isabelle Tannous holds an M.A. in political sciences (LMU Munich). During her studies she has worked for two German political think thanks, the Center for Applied Policy Research (Munich) and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin), and continued this work on a freelance basis for the C•A•P and the IEP after the completion of her studies. After her M.A. she joined the Research Training Programme “Obstacles and Dynamics of European Governance“ where she was based at the Syddank Universitet in Odense, Denmark. Now she is based at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies at the University of Hamburg (IFSH).

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