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Trine Villumsen Berling

Trine Villumsen Berling

Post doc

Trine Villumsen Berling is currently a visiting fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, Italy.

Areas of expertise

  • Security
  • International Political Sociology
  • Expert Knowledge
  • Think tanks
  • Science/policy nexus


Main Research Topics

What NATO knows: Expertise between Technoscience and Practical Experience

The project investigates which types of expertise are valued at the NATO Defence College and how this affects the decision-making processes in NATO as a whole. The project uses participant observation, analysis of course curricula and interviews. The project is funded by the Carlberg Foundation and runs from 2014-2016. 

Forthcoming. w B. Smith-Windsor. “NATO Defense College: Navigating between Strategic Education, Critical Analysis and Partnerships”, in Thomas Juneau & Jean-François Morel The Pursuit of Relevance: Strategic analysis in support of international policy-making, Rowman & Littlefield

Forthcoming: “Stabilizing a crisis: How the NATO Defense College made sense of Libya and Ukraine”, in Ole Wæver and Anna Leander The Production of Expert Ignorance: Assembling International Conflict Resolution Expertise, Routledge

2016.  “Tacit Expertise. How the NATO Defense College nurtures an international hub of security knowledge through education”, NDC Eisenhower Paper no. 5, January 2016

2015. Kronik (in Danish). Inden for murene er NATO blød som smør, Politiken, 9-2-2015

2014. Presentation of project to CAST international advisory board, May 22.

2014 Presentation of project outline to the research group: "Nye konflikter, nye videns- og autoritetsformer" at DIIS, Copenhagen.


Security experts and expertise

This research project investigates the possible roles of security experts in a time of securitization. What types of connections to the world of practice are available to the security analyst when objective truths are questioned? And how does science mechanisms influence political practice in various ways? Output includes:

2015. w. Chrisitan Bueger (eds) 'Security Expertise. Practices, Power, Responsibility', PRIO New International Security, Routledge

Forthcoming. Berling, T.V. & Büger, C. 'Towards Practical Reflexivity: Organic, Collective and Ironic Strategies for Engaging with Practice', journal article under preparation

2013. Berling, T.V. & Bueger C. (2013) 'Practical Reflexivity, Dilemmas, and Coping Strategies', PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 46(1), pp. 115-119

2011. CAST conference 'Capturing Security Expertise: Concepts, Typologies, Practices, Power' held June 2011, University of Copenhagen. See link for further information: http://cast.ku.dk/events/cast_conferences/dokument3/ 

2011. Villumsen, T., Büger, C. 'Capturing Security Expertise - An Introduction', Paper presented at the CAST conference 'Capturing Security Expertise' held June 2011, University of Copenhagen.

2011. Berling, T.V. (2011) 'Securitization and Science. Objectivation, the authority of the speaker and mobilization of scientific facts', Security Dialogue, vol. 42, no. 4-5.

2010. Villumsen, T., Büger, C. 'Security Expertise after Securitization: Coping with Dilemmas of Engaging with practice'. Paper presented at the ISA conference, 17-20 February 2010, New Orleans.

2009. CAST Inspirational Workshop 'Expert roles' held February 2009, University of Copenhagen. See link for further information: http://cast.ku.dk/events/workshops/ekspertens_rolle/

 

Bourdieusian sociology in International Relation

This research project investigates how central concepts in the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu can be added to the toolbox of international relations scholars after the linguistic turn. Special attention is given to the concepts of field, doxa and capital and how these can be combined in a dynamic analysis of change in international fields. Output includes:

2015. Berling, T.V. The International Political Sociology of Security. Rethinking Theory and Practice, New International Relations, Routledges, Taylor & Francis Group.

2012. Berling, T.V. "Bourdieu, International Relations, and European Security." Theory and Society 41(5): pp. 451-478.

2012. Berling, T.V. 'Knowledges' , in Rebecca Adler-Nissen (ed.) 'Bourdieu in International Relations. Rethinking key concepts in IR', London, Routledge: pp. 59-77.

2011. Villumsen, T. 'Capitalizing on Bourdieu. Boundary-setting, agency, and doxic battles in IR'. Paper presented at ISA conference, 16-19 march 2011, Montréal.

2010. Villumsen, T. 'Knowledges. From a 'view from nowhere' to a view from 'somewhere''. Conference paper presented at the CAST workshop 'Bourdieu in IR. Rethinking key concepts in IR', December 2010, University of Copenhagen.

 

New practices of expertise in European security

The project asks what role European security think tanks play in relation to political practice and academic security studies in Europe. The central aim is to study how the advent of a number of security think tanks in Europe has affected the relationship between theory and practice (science/policy) and hence the configuration of the European field of security practice. The project will map practices of expertise in European security and compare these to the American case. Output includes:

2013 'Micropractices in European Security', Paper presented to the International Studies Association, San Francisco

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    The International Political Sociology of Security: Rethinking Theory and Practice

    Berling, T. V. 2015 Routledge. 197 s. (New International Relations Series).

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtBog

  2. Udgivet

    Securitization and Science: Objectivation, the authority of the speaker and mobilization of scientific facts

    Berling, T. V. 2011 I : Security Dialogue. 42, 4-5, s. 385-397

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtTidsskriftartikel

  3. Udgivet

    Knowledges

    Berling, T. V. 2012 Bourdieu in International Relations : Rethinking key concepts in IR. Adler-Nissen, R. (red.). Abingdon: Routledge, Kap. 3, s. 59-77 (New International Relations).

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtBidrag til bog/antologi

Udvalgte aktiviteter

  1. Deltager:

    Nordsteva. Nordic Centre of Excellence on Societal Security and Values

    26 sep. 2015 - 28 sep. 2015
    , Nordsteva. Nordic Centre of Excellence on Societal Security and Values
  2. Taler:

    EISA

    23 sep. 2015 - 25 sep. 2015
    , EISA
  3. Arrangør:

    Translations of security

    20 maj 2014 - 22 maj 2014
    , Translations of security
  4. Arrangør:

    Capturing Security Expertise Concepts, Typologies, Practices, Power 1 st Copenhagen International Forum on Security Expertise

    16 jun. 2011 - 17 jun. 2011
    , Capturing Security Expertise Concepts, Typologies, Practices, Power 1 st Copenhagen International Forum on Security Expertise

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