Organised Crime, Politics and Civil Society

ECPR General Conference

Philills-Universität, Marburg, Marburg

18-21 September 2003


Section Number: 19


This section is proposed by the Standing group on Organised crime and comprises nine panels. The main aim of this section is 1) to bring together different scholars and disciplines working on organised crime; 2) to explore the impact which organised crime is having on politics and civil society in terms of governance and 3) to discuss and analyse the latest developments of the phenomenon, theoretically and empirically. The nine panels focus on a variety of questions that we hope will encourage debate and exchanges: theoretical and methodological questions, the impact of organised crime activities on the environment, the role of Italian mafias in the world today, the relationship between organised crime, politics and civil society, the emerging dynamics between state and criminal businesses, white collar crime, the links between organised crime and terrorism in a transnational environment, government responses and anti-corruption strategies and the fight against organised crime. The panels hope to address local, national and international structures, dynamics and relationships between organised crime, politics and civil society in relation to democracy, governance and the threats to the nation state.

List of Papers

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Analysing organised crime View Paper Details
International versus domestic pressures on the development of organised crime policy: the case of Greece View Paper Details
Organised crime and EU enlargement View Paper Details
Organised Crime and Its Impact: Key issues and initiatives in measuring the harm caused by organised crime in the United Kingdom View Paper Details
Organised crime and society in Spain View Paper Details
Organised crime and terrorism in the Asia-Pacific region: the reality and the response View Paper Details
The Role of Europol in fighting organised crime View Paper Details
US-European cooperation against organised crime and terrorism View Paper Details