The Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC) is one of the standing groups of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR). It was set up after a successful ECPR workshop entitled Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy at the Joint Sessions in Grenoble, France, in 2001. This workshop, which was attended by 10 academics from across Europe and whose discussions were later published in the edited volume of the same name (by F. Allum and R. Siebert, London: Routledge, 2003). Approaching our 20th anniversary, we have successfully organised conferences, workshops, launched a journal, and disseminated the research of scholars who work on organised crime in different disciplines and looking at it from a political, social, economic, cultural, historical, and anthropological point of view. You can visit different pages of this website to have more information about the SGOC and its different activities over the years.
PLEASE NOTE We are very keen to hear from you if you work on organsied crime and want to share your work with other academics and the general public. We cooperate with RUSI to produce a blog, The Informer, addressing issues on organised crime. If you are interested in writing something, please pitch your idea to us by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be delighted to work with you on your article and disseminate your research to reach the widest possible audience.
The ECPR SGCO 3rd General Conference took place in Sofia in July 2019.
NEW MEDIA EDITOR!
Chris Allen joins SGOC as media editor. Please find more about Chris in our news page by clicking here! Welcome to SGOC Chris!