Monographs and Book chapters
Vanneste, Charlotte, From One Recession to Another: The Lessons of a Long-Term Political Economy of Punishment. The Example of Belgium (1830-2014), The Political Economy of Punishment Today. Visions, Debates and Challenges, edited by Dario Melossi, Máximo Sozzo, José A Brandariz García, London, Routledge, 2018.
Over the last fifteen years, the analytical field of punishment and society has witnessed an increase of research developing the connection between economic processes and the evolution of penality from different standpoints, focusing particularly on the increase of rates of incarceration in relation to the transformations of neoliberal capitalism.
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre & Fabienne Brion, The New Age of Suspicion, Politics of Anxiety, Andrea Zevnik, Emmy Eklundh & Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet (eds.), Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
When suspicion governs security agencies’ scripts and practices, permeates political discourse and ordinary daily practices it produces an anxious alertness that perpetuate rather than mitigates past, present and potential fear. The complex ways in which we have collectively become embedded in risk assessment technologies and generalised forms of suspicion towards unfamiliar persons, undesirable people and menacing outsiders have reinforced social fragmentation and the dangers of polarisation and exclusion (read more)
Guittet, Emmanuel-Pierre, Unpacking the New Mobilities Paradigm: Lessons for Critical Security Studies?, in Matthias Leese and Stef Wittendorp (eds.), Security/Mobility. Politics of Movement, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017.
Re-interrogating the normative imperative of mobility, re-engaging with the differences between being mobile, being secure, and being free is certainly a way for critical security scholars to try to find the last shards of hope for humanity in a world that has become a trap for so many (read more)
Academic articles and reports
Pauwels, Lieven, Brion, Fabienne, Schils, Nele, Laffineur, Julianne, Verhage, Antoinette, De Ruyver, Brice and Easton, Marleen, Explaining and understanding the role of exposure to new social media on violent extremism: an integrative quantitative and qualitative approach, Gent, Academia Press, 2014
“Explaining and Understanding the Role of Exposure to New Social Media on Violent Extremism—An Integrative Quantitative and Qualitative Approach” is the result of a cooperative research project between two research teams (Institute for Urban Security & Policing Studies, Ghent University, and Department of Criminology, Louvain La Neuve) aimed at empirically exploring the relationship between exposure to extremist content through New Social Media (henceforth NSM) and violent extremism among Belgian youth in two of Belgium’s major cities: Antwerp and Liege (read more)
Newspaper and magazine articles
Radicalisation: «La surveillance a pris le pas sur les politiques sociales» - An interview with Fabienne Brion by Martine Vandemeulebroucke, published in Alter Echos (March 23, 2017).
Plan national de sécurité, plan Canal, plan global de prévention du radicalisme de la Région bruxelloise, plan de prévention du radicalisme à l’école, Réseau anti-radicalisme de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles… La liste n’est pas close de toutes les initiatives «anti-radicalisme» qui ont été mises en place par les pouvoirs publics, surtout après les premiers attentats de Paris. Pour quels résultats? (read more)...