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  The tenth anniversary of the ECPR General Conference will be held at Charles University, Prague, in the Czech Republic from 7-10 September 2016. The list of sections has been finalised, and the ECPR is now accepting proposals for Full Panels and individual Papers. The Standing Group on Organised Crime is organising a section on ‘Transnational Organised

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ECPR STANDING GROUP ON ORGANISED CRIME — 1ST GENERAL CONFERENCE, 11-12 DECEMBER 2015, NAPLES, ITALY The Conference brought together some of the brightest minds in the field.  During two days this unique group of experts presented and discussed  relevant topics about Organized Crime, creating new networks along the academic community.   

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Gang Truce in El Salvador by Rafael Gude How I got to know Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian ‘ndrangheta by Connie Agius War & Peace in Ciudad Juárez by Michael Wolff Book Reviews News and announcements

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Migrants are often put in the spotlight for their alleged lack of loyalty to their host countries. They may be perceived as ‘fifth columnists’ serving foreign associations or countries, who threaten national security. From the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States to more recent events in Australia and France, including the mobility of foreign

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The trade in antiquities is one of Islamic State’s main sources of funding, along with oil and kidnapping. For this reason the UN Security Council last week banned all trade in artefacts from Syria, accusing IS militants of looting cultural heritage to strengthen its ability “to organise and carry out terrorist attacks”.