ECPR General Conference
Sciences Po, Bordeaux
4 - 7 September 2013

The Role of Transnational Organised Crime in the Context of States in Transition/ States in Crisis

Panel Number
Panel Chair
Yuliya Zabyelina
University of Edinburgh
Panel Co-Chair
Benjamin Farrand
University of Warwick

The global economic crisis has limited the ability of the State to provide for the economic and social well-being of its citizens, particularly as a result of austerity measures. As often happens, where social and economic needs are not fulfilled by legitimate enterprise or State function, organised crime steps in to accommodate these needs. This panels seeks to analyse the impact that the global economic crisis has had on organised crime activities and to explore organised crime groups’ strategies of adaptation to the current economic context.

Paper List

The Production of Rogue State Fragments as Organisational Assets: How a Mexican Criminal Actor lets the Illicit-Licit-Divide go up in Smoke View Paper Details
Western Balkans, Organised Crime and The Euro Crisis: Myths and Realities on the Road to Accession View Paper Details
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