Interministerial and Interdisciplinary Thinking andAction from a Security Perspective

Responsible Person: Sophie Scheidt

Successful strategic thinking and acting always involves searching for networked approaches. This applies especially to foreign, security and defence policy. But which criteria should be used when establishing a strategic network? Which criteria should be applied when choosing partners and institutions in complex organisations? How can successful cooperation be achieved when it comes to providing and ensuring access to the necessary resources? The comprehensive approach is considered the paradigm, but are there limitations and if so, where do they lie?

Cross-departmental and interdisciplinary actions place high demands in terms of cooperation on highly complex, modern organisations and the government systems of modern states. The studies in this field of research aim to determine deficits and perspectives, possibilities and limitations of cross-departmental and Bundeswehr-wide planning and actions and to derive recommendations for strategic thinking and acting.