dr. Martijn Dekker is a political anthropologist, specialised in human security from below: how people confronted with armed conflict try to improve their own security.
His research interests include self-organised security initiatives in war situations, humanitarian interventions, the (re-)emergence of social boundaries in times of conflict, 'securitisation', and the dynamics between community based forms of security and the (official) state security apparatus.
Martijn Dekker has been awarded Teacher of the Year at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in 2014 and 2019.
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2014 Dekker, M. and M.J. Faber, ‘Violent Conflict and the Individual Security Dilemma.’ In: Owen, T. and M. Martin (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Human Security. London: Routledge, pp. 125-138.
2013 Dekker, M., ‘Occupational Hazards: Providing Human Security in the Palestinian West Bank in the Context of Israeli Occupation.’ PhD Thesis. Amsterdam: VU University Amsterdam.
2012 Dekker, M., ‘The Monopoly on Responsibility.’ In: Amsterdam Law Forum, 4(4), pp. 62-73.
2011 Dekker, M., ‘Building a Nation Under Occupation: Fragmented Sovereignty, Security Sector Reform, and the Issue of Legitimacy in the Context of Occupation.’ In: Etnofoor, 23(2), pp. 37-55.
2009 Dekker, M. and M.J. Faber, ‘Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Foreign Protectors.’ In: Molier, G. and E. Nieuwenhuys (eds.) Peace, Security and Development in an Era of Globalization (International Relations Studies Series, 4). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 149-178.