Understanding and Tackling the Roots of Insecurity:
Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Corruption
The Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC)’s section is organising a section at the ECPR General Conference in Glasgow in 2014 and would like to welcome panels/individual papers’ proposals on topics related (but not limited to) to the following topics:
1. Critical Reflections on the Concepts of Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
2. Policy-Making Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
3. The Nexus between Terrorism and Organised Crime
4. Violent Extremism and Radicalization
5. Law Enforcement Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
6. Emerging Forms and Manifestations of Organised Crime
7. Contemporary Border Security Challenges
8. Non-State Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
A selection of best papers presented at the SGOC section in Glasgow could be published in a Special Issue of The European Review of Organised Crime (EROC). For more information about the journal, please visit SGOC webpage.
Contact and submission details:
The deadline for full panels and individual papers is 15 February 2014. All submissions should be made online through the MyECPR part of the ECPR website. Should you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Yuliya G. Zabyelina, University of Edinburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Helena Farrand Carrapico, University of Dundee (Helena.email@example.com).
Normally, we look at Liverpool here, but Manchester is equally interesting. This article seems to hint at a rudimentary capo di tutti capi in Salford…
Interesting study of the going price for stolen computer and other details on criminal forums suggests that there’s a glut of information and that the price is therefore going down.
Same criticisms could be made of organised crime strategies too. Politicians ignore the academics who have done the research and surround themselves with groupuscules who reinforce their own prejudices. “Evidence-based policy?” “I know best, thank you!”
Title owes more to sub editor than to the article. Some interesting stuff about internal developments in Al-Shabaab.