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ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime First General Conference

ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime First General Conference

Friday 11 December 2015

Globalization and growing economic interdependence, that have for so long been regarded as pacifying and stabilizing factors of financial transactions and international relations, have strongly encouraged, the transformation of organised and serious crime. 

Improved communication networks and information technologies have increasingly blurred national borders; improved the mobility of people, goods and services across countries; and have consolidated the globalized economy. These have all acted as facilitators, enabling the more traditional forms of organized and serious crime to go beyond their supposed local dimension and conventional explanations. Thus, the dialectics between local and global has emerged as a distinctive aspect of contemporary forms of
crime.

The ECPR standing group on organised crime’s first general conference aims to explore the characteristics, resources, strategies and modus operandi adopted by traditional and new emerging criminal organizations operating both at local and global level, with a view to presenting both theoretical and empirical studies as well as making contributions to policy developments. Scholars and researchers, civil servants as well as practitioners are all encouraged to submit relevant papers in order to forge a three-way discussion that moves beyond traditional academic debates.

Panels and papers addressing a wide array of topics are most welcome. Please see Related Files below for further information.

Abstracts must be submitted to ecprsgoc.conference2015@gmail.com before 19 June 2015.

Registration for the conference will close on 13 of November 2015.

For more information please visit the conference website.

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