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NEW ISSUE OF SGOC NEWSLETTER

There’s something not quite right with the link, but if you scroll down, the Newsletter is just past the weird stuff.

INFORMATION ABOUT NEW SUMMER SCHOOL

The website for the new Summer School is under construction. Some of the links in the bar at the top of the page lead to more information, some are still being organised. This was as of 21st February.

SGOC PANELS AT THE ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE, GLASGOW 2014

Call for Panels and papers
ECPR General Conference
Standing Group on Organised Crime Section
3-6 September 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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 (yuliya.zabyelina@gmail.com) or Helena Farrand Carrapico, University of Dundee (Helena.carrapico@eui.eu).

UK’S FLAWED COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGY

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!”

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