Nina Amelung

Nina Amelung
University of Lisbon | UL · Institute of Social Sciences

Dipl. Soz.

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Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
University of Minho
Position
  • Fellow
January 2016 - September 2017
University of Coimbra
Position
  • Fellow
May 2015 - January 2016
University of Tübingen
Position
  • Visiting Lecturer
Description
  • Seminar "Einführung in die Wissen(schaft)sforschung für nachhaltige Entwicklung"
Education
October 2003 - January 2007
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Field of study
  • Social Science

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Publications (43)
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We reconstruct the innovation journey of ‘citizen panels’, as a family of participation methods, over four decades and across different sites of development and application. A process of aggregation leads from local practices of designing participatory procedures like the citizens jury, planning cell, or consensus conference in the 1970s and 198...
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The United Kingdom has a long tradition of collecting and storing DNA data for criminal identification purposes. The development of the UK National Criminal Intelligence DNA Database has been accompanied by public controversies. Building on recent developments in Science and Technology Studies on public engagement, we elaborate on the concept of em...
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This article aims to explore the multiple uses and consequences of different technologies and infrastructures in the context of migrations and how such uses and consequences inhabit and transform migrants’ rights and subjectivities. It reviews relevant literature at the intersection of citizenship, critical migration studies and science and technol...
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New cross-border regimes of biometrics and databasing in the EU are contributing to a conflation of the treatment of irregularity, asylum seeking, and criminality. States provide migrants’ biometric data to transnational databases that are increasingly interoperable in the area of migration and crime control, to be accessible for state-based law en...
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Este livro aborda as relações entre ciência, cultura e política a partir do olhar sociológico sobre as implicações societais e éticas da presença da genética forense na prevenção da criminalidade e terrorismo na União Europeia. As contingências, controvérsias e expectativas dirigidas à genética forense num contexto híbrido, em que se cruzam agendas...
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This article is about the governance of expectations of forensic DNA phenotyping (FDP) innovations in Germany used for the prediction of human externally visible traits such as eye, hair, and skin color, as well as biological age and biogeographic ancestry. In 2019, FDP technologies were regulated under the label "extended DNA analysis". We focus o...
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This chapter provides an outline of the historical evolution of biometric databases in the European Union and explores how these developments reconfigure notions of borders within this region of the world. This sets the scene for understanding how the melange of biometrical technologies and digitization has reconfigured how we think about the mobil...
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The concluding chapter reviews and compares the modes of biobordering at the EU level and in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the UK with a particular focus on the transnational exchange of DNA data within the Prüm system. This analysis reveals the multiplicity of heterogeneous biobordering regimes that enact different visions of Euro...
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The UK is the possessor of the world’s oldest and largest DNA database by proportion of population: the National Criminal Intelligence DNA Database, established in 1995. As a nation-state that holds one of the world’s largest DNA databases, the UK has been dealing systematically with the societal effects triggered by various ethical controversies....
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This open access book explores how biometric data is increasingly flowing across borders in order to limit, control and contain the mobility of selected people, namely criminalized populations. It introduces the concept of bio-bordering, using it to capture reverse patterns of bordering and ordering practices linked to transnational biometric data...
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This chapter introduces the concept of ‘biobordering’. Taking the nationally grown crime control regimes into account, we argue that the proposed concept of bioborders is useful in capturing how the territorial foundations of national state autonomy are partially reclaimed (what we call rebordering) and at the same time partially purposefully suspe...
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The Portuguese DNA database was established in 2008 and is one of the smallest DNA databases in the EU. Portugal has one of the most restrictive regulatory frameworks in the EU in relation to the criteria for the entry and deletion of DNA profiles. The country started connecting with the Prüm system’s genetic data exchange in 2015. In terms of bord...
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The Netherlands’ DNA database was legally established in 1994 and became operational in 1997. It represents one of the mid-sized databases in the EU. The Netherlands has a track record of ‘innovation’ regarding the regulation and practical application of genetic technologies for forensic purposes. The Netherlands was involved with the Prüm regime f...
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Germany’s DNA database was established in 1998 and grew into one of the mid-sized databases in the EU. Under the leadership of its Minister of the Interior, Germany was among the countries that drove the creation of the Prüm system and was among the first signatories of the Prüm Treaty in 2005. The 2007 German Presidency of the EU, along with the E...
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Poland established its DNA database in 2007 and joined the Prüm system in 2013. In comparison to the other countries in the European Union, the Polish DNA database is small. The facilitation of international DNA data exchange was considered as fundamental to Poland’s project to technologically modernize, integrate into Europe and incorporate intern...
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This article explores the fluid and flexible forms of constructing suspicion, which take shape in transnational governance of crime through forensic DNA databases. The empirical examples are the views of professionals engaged with the so-called Prüm system. This technological identification system was developed to enable DNA data exchange across EU...
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"NINA AMELUNG befasst sich in ihrem Aufsatz mit Politikinstrumenten in der europäischen Asylpolitik und fokussiert dabei insbesondere die Rolle von Experten und Expertise. Sie unterscheidet zwischen vier verschiedenen Typen solcher Politikinstrumente: den rechtsverbindlichen Regelungen (Verordnungen und Richtlinien), den freiwilligen Kooperationsma...
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Global civil society participation is a theme that has gained importance during the last twenty years: New global orders, issues which span the globe, new technological developments and new actors who have entered the global sphere of political decision making call for new concepts of analysis. In global spheres representative democracy is not the...
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Full text here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Nc8VCkYW256CWIcCuBSw/full Although political participation is a major issue in the research on both social movements and public participation, until today these two fields remain largely unconnected. This introductory article aims to bring these fields together, exploring the linkages and difference...
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Fulltext here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Nc8VCkYW256CWIcCuBSw/full Global social movement research and public participation research have much in common. Thus—drawing on the contributions of this special issue—first, we provide insights into the dynamics and developments of increasing transnational political participation with regard to th...
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By focusing on genetic surveillance technologies used to fight crime, we want to explore ethical concerns that bring challenges to a responsible governance of these technological innovations. Responsible governance faces the challenge of balancing between potential risks and benefits of surveillance – which are conceived differently in each country...
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The starting point of this chapter is recent growing interest in and criticism of public participation instruments, that is, ready-made designs for conducting dialogue with stakeholders or the general public. Several participation instruments emerged simultaneously as the idea of ‘good governance’ based on participation and deliberation gained asce...
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Stengler, E. (2015) Studying Science Communication. Bristol: Science Communication Unit. ISBN 9781860435225 We recommend you cite the published version. The publisher's URL is:
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A report based on an interactive, anticipatory assessment of the dynamics of governance instruments, 19 April 2013
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Initiative führt zu Diskussionen in der DGS Die Sonderveranstaltung »Nachwuchs in der Krise« auf dem DGS-Kon-gress 2014 in Trier zeigte, dass vom Doktoranden, über die Post-Dokto-randin und die Juniorprofessorin, bis hin zum ausgewanderten Professor Wissenschaftler/innen in allen Karrierestufen prekäre Arbeitsbedingungen im Wissenschaftsbetrieb ken...
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Introduction The transnational standardization of public engagement models is a recent phenomenon that emerged in the mid-2000s. It refers to the increasing proliferation of ready-made formats of citizen involvement across diverse localities. In this paper, I argue that such standardization involves a struggle between designs that create globalize...
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A report based on an interactive, anticipatory assessment of the dynamics of governance instruments, 26 April 2013
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A report based on an interactive, anticipatory assessment of the dynamics of governance instruments, 19 April 2013.
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“Doing STS – within academia and beyond” was the theme of the pre-conference doctoral workshop at this year’s EASST conference. The article begins with introducing theoretical perspectives of STS scholars and theirs visions of doing STS in order to reflect on the workshop theme in the context of inspirations from the scholarship itself. Furthermore...
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The interactive and anticipatory assessment exercise on which this report is based was part of a broader research project that focused on the innovation dynamics of governance instruments in the areas of public participation methods, environmental markets and sustainability transition management. By circulating these workshop results, we seek to co...
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The interactive and anticipatory assessment exercise on which this report is based was part of a broader research project that focused on the innovation dynamics of governance instruments in the areas of environmental markets, public participation methods and sustainability transition management. By circulating these workshop results, we seek to co...
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In recent decades, growing interest in organized citizen deliberation and participation arose with an uncounted number of designs of ready-made-instruments such as consensus conferences, scenario workshops, deliberative polls, citizens’ juries, planning cells. The emergence of these « democratic innovations » accompanies an increasing professionali...
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Nachhaltige Entwicklung - ein Konzept, das viel diskutiert wird, häufig aber noch recht allgemein und unbestimmt bleibt. Im Kern geht es darum, wie wir den globalen Umwelt- und Entwicklungsproblemen wirksam begegnen können. Dies beinhaltet den Anspruch, globale ökologische, soziale und ökonomische Fragen integriert zu behandeln und allen heute lebe...

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The transnational exchange of DNA profiles for forensic and policing use is an important tool to tackle serious and organised crime. European Union Law, under Prüm Decisions, compels Member States to create the conditions for the reciprocal automated exchange of DNA profiles for the purpose of fighting cross-border crime, combating terrorism and preventing illegal migration. What do we study? The EXCHANGE project explores the societal, cultural, ethical, regulatory and political impacts of the implementation of Prüm Decisions in the European Union. Within the project, an in-depth comparison of the cases of the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom will be carried out. Who supports our research? We are supported by the European Research Council (ERC), a public body established by the European Commission to promote cutting-edge science through highly competitive funding. We are hosted by the Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. http://exchange.ces.uc.pt/ ERC Grant agreement No 648608