Dr. Constance P. Baban is Senior Research Fellow at Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) in Potsdam and Non-Resident Fellow in the Foreign and Domestic Policy Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. She has a broad expertise in the field of internal security in Germany and the European Union comprising internal security policies, data privacy in the information age, security and risk discourses/cultures as well as risk and crisis communication/management.
Dr. Baban holds a Master of Arts in Applied German Linguistics, in Political Science, and in Media/Communication Science from Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany. She also holds a PhD from Leibniz University’s Faculty of Humanities. Springer VS has published her PhD thesis “Der innenpolitische Sicherheitsdiskurs in Deutschland. Zur diskursiven Konstruktion des sicherheitspolitischen Wandels 2001-2009” in spring 2013. The book explores major policy changes in Germany’s internal security since 9/11 through an interdisciplinary discourse-analytical approach and contributes to a contemporary analysis of Germany’s security culture.
Constance Pary Baban's Archive
From Separating to Integrating Foreign and Domestic Security Policy in Germany – Toward a Cultural Turn in Security?
The use of military force in the Federal Republic of Germany has been restricted by the constitution since the nation’s founding. Based on the experience of the political abuse of power during the National Socialist Regime, the founding fathers of the postwar German Republic worked out a constitution that diffused state power… Read more >
The Idea of the European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice: Exploring the Europeanization of Germany’s Domestic Security Policy
DAAD/AICGS Fellow Ms. Constance Baban explores the impact of the idea of the European Union as an area of freedom, security, and justice on Germany’s domestic security policy in the context of 9/11, and how the challenges of ‘Europeanization’ have been confronted within Germany’s security policy debate. Ms. Baban discusses actual changes in domestic security policy, but also focuses on the political and media discourse and how this has affected the outcome of several security policies since 9/11.