FOLLOW is a 5-year research project at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam. FOLLOW is supported by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) and is led by Prof. Marieke de Goede. The project studies daily practices of public and private actors who are countering terrorism financing. We study the dilemmas and ethical and practical challenges of detecting/monitoring, reporting and prosecuting terrorist financing in an increasingly technology- and data-driven context.

FOLLOW analyses

FOLLOW analyses the ways in which private companies increasingly operate in the frontline of security practice. FOLLOW uses the notion of a Chain of Security in order to conceptualise the ways in which security judgements are made across public/private domains and how countering terrorism financing efforts take shape in practice. Redeploying Bruno Latour’s concept of ‘chain of translation’ we follow the path of suspicious transactions from banks to FIUs to the courtroom whereby a transaction is rendered from bank registration to suspicious transaction to court evidence. Read more.


Kritische vragen bij Beleid Bestrijding Terrorismefinanciering in Nederland, presentatie en discussie @MaraWesConsult

Group think is an issue @deGoede9 and I discuss in our TF report. This article states that "The IICC study noted that many leading academics on intelligence focus on issues such as avoiding group think and emphasize keeping an open mind".

Happy to announce my very first podcast! @aroundthecoin @babushka99 It's an introduction to the world of AML/CFT Compliance. We discuss some basic questions (what is it? relevance?) But also touch upon some history and future perspectives... Hope u enjoy!

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