The Verein für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung und Beratung (Association for sociological research and consulting) was founded in 2009 by a group of social scientists working in different research institutions and universities. All members share an interest in sociologically inspired consulting, its forms, consequences and side effects. This translates into research and consulting on the one hand and reflexive analysis of the effects these activities may have on the other. The continuous exchange between applied research and reflexive analysis provides for a complex view on the numerous social fields under investigation.
One focus of our research is issues of security: what are rational policies in this domain and what are the side effects of stategies of securitization?