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UK ORGANISED CRIME STRATEGY

“Me too!” Shouts the UK government. “I’ve got an organised crime strategy, too. Just like Big Brother in the US”.

‘NDRANGHETA IS INVESTING IN THE NORTH-EAST ITALY

Today the DIA (Direzione Investigativa Antimafia) of Padova (northern Italy) has seized assets equivalent to 3 million euro linked to a dangerous member of the ‘Ndrangheta living in Verona. In the last years ‘Ndrangheta seems to be heavily investing in real estate in the north-east of Italy.

SUMMER SCHOOL ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS – 2011 THE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS 29 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER 2011

The third edition of the Summer School on Fundamental Rights will take place at the University Campus of Pomezia “Selva dei Pini”, Pomezia (Rome), from 29 September to 5 October 2011. The course is organised by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI, in cooperation with the Centre for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and Political Violence (Ce.A.S.) and the University Campus of Pomezia.

The International Summer School on Fundamental Rights aims to provide students and young professionals with a comprehensive understanding and detailed perspective on legal, economic and social aspects related to fundamental rights in European and International Laws.

Understanding the history and the context of the protection of human rights within the European and International Systems is crucial when examining the effects of Fundamental Rights Charters. Moreover, fundamental rights, which are considered an integral part of EU Laws and UN System, can be used to challenge the validity of International legislation or the actions of EU and UN Institutions. The Summer School aspires to enhance the knowledge about these topics and to introduce the best practices in this field.

The International Summer School adopts a multidisciplinary approach and the programme includes daily workshops that will offer participants the possibility to interact with highly recognised international experts on the most up-to-date topics regarding the protection of fundamental rights in European and International Laws.

The core faculty is composed of judges, university professors and officers from European and United Nations Institutions.

The programme will cover issues such as the actual debate on the United Nations Human Rights System; the evolution of Human Rights; the European Court of Human Rights and National and International Courts; the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Fundamental Rights in the International Space of Freedom, Security and Justice; as well as Freedom of Expression in EU and UN Systems, Worker Rights and Economic and Social Rights.

The Summer School will take place in the international and stimulating environment of the University Campus of Pomezia, which is supplied with equipped classrooms, laboratories and sports facilities (e.g. swimming pool, football fields and tennis courts).

TURKISH JOURNAL OF POLITICS

Turkish Journal of Politics (ISSN:2146-1988)is an international peer-reviewed journal of political science produced under the editorial sponsorship of the Social Sciences Institute at Fatih University, Istanbul. Open to contributions by all scholars, the editors invite submission of analytical/theoretical articles in the fields of international relations, comparative politics and political science. It does not publish strictly historical material, articles on current affairs, policy pieces, or narratives of a journalistic nature. Articles submitted for consideration are unsolicited.
Procedures for reviewing manuscripts are based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of readers’ and editors’ reports. As author anonymity is preserved during the editorial decision-making process, self-references should be removed. Referees are drawn from Fatih and other institutions; published articles have usually been reviewed by the editors and at least two peer-reviewers.
Turkish Journal of Politics does not accept manuscripts that have already been published, are scheduled for publication elsewhere, or have been simultaneously submitted to another journal. Statements of fact and opinion appearing in the journal are made on the responsibility of the authors alone and do not imply the endorsement of the editors or publisher.
The editors strive to complete the review process within four months.

We invite submission of analytical/theoretical articles in the fields of international relations, comparative politics and political science.

CALL FOR PAPERS: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES (EJEPS) (ISN: 1307-6000) IS PUBLISHED TWICE A YEAR BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIA

Aims and Scope

European Journal of Economic and Political Studies (EJEPS) is an international peer-reviewed academic journal publishing research articles in the field of economics, business administration, international relations, political science, public administration, and related fields. The aim of EJEPS is to provide an intellectual platform for social-scientific studies, a platform in which research in alternative paradigms for economic and social inquiry could be presented and debated. The journal seeks to promote interdisciplinary studies over issues of theoretical, practical, and historical importance in dealing with the rich array of problems in economic, political, and social processes.

We welcome articles or proposals from all perspectives and on all subjects in the field of economics, business administration, international relations, political science, public administration.

CALL FOR PAPERS: IDPS SPECIAL ISSUE 2012

The Interdisciplinary Political Studies invites original contributions for its Special Issue on Transnational Crime to be published in February 2012.

The deadline for submissions is 14 October 2011.

Selection of papers for inclusion in the Special Issue will be through a blind review process that includes two independent referees, in addition to the assessment by the invited editor.

Manuscripts should:

* be prepared as for a blind review process. Each copy of the manuscript should include a separate title page with author names and affiliations, and these should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. The title should be repeated on the first page of the article;
* not exceed 8,000 words in length including references as required by IdPS submission guidelines;
* be sent in electronic format to idps.journal@unisi.it no later than 14 October 2011, with Special Issue in the subject line.

For more information please see the attached call for papers, visit IdPS website or send an email to idps.journal@unisi.it

NEXT GENERATION NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS PROGRAM

CNAS is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the third annual Next Generation National Security Leaders Program 2011-2012. (U.S. citizens only)
As part of its mission to prepare and foster the next generation of national security and defense leaders, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the third annual Next Generation National Security Leaders Program 2011-2012.

For the third successive year, CNAS will gather a bipartisan group of future national security leaders to participate in a series of frank and open discussions on immediate and long-term U.S. national security and foreign policy challenges with the goal of developing a shared understanding of the nation’s security interests and international priorities. During the program, Next Generation Leaders will engage with influential figures in the national security field in a series of candid discussions on several of the most pressing issues facing the United States.

Past topics have included the re-emergence of China and the future of East Asia, American interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Natural Security (the intersection of national security and natural resource scarcity, energy and climate change), and the effects of the economic crisis on national security. Next Generation Leaders will also have the opportunity to contribute to collaborative writing projects with their colleagues, participate in a variety of private, CNAS-hosted events, off-site visits and meetings, and potentially travel internationally.

CHAOS FOR TRENITALIA TRAINS PROBABLY CAUSED BY COPPER THEFT

A huge fire at Tiburtina – a major train hub in Rome – is causing cancellations or long delays for several trains along Italian major north-south routes passing through Rome. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but copper theft was probably at the origin of the blaze. This time collateral damages for metal theft seem to be especially serious.

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