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    Incapacity, pathology, or expediency? Revisiting accounts of data and analysis weaknesses underpinning international efforts to combat organised crime

    Xenakis, Sappho (2020) Incapacity, pathology, or expediency? Revisiting accounts of data and analysis weaknesses underpinning international efforts to combat organised crime. Trends in Organized Crime , ISSN 1084-4791. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    Organised crime saw swift ascent as a security priority for the international community after the end of the Cold War. High political excitement surrounded the subject of organised crime, accompanied by an apparently bottomless demand for calculations of its magnitude and attendant risks. Ensuing decades nevertheless saw concerns repeatedly raised about the limitations afflicting cross-national data and related analysis. To date, debates about the stubbornly weak empirical underpinnings of UN and EU efforts to combat organised crime have tended to attribute the ultimate source of such limitations to either issues of capacity (political or technical) or bureaucratic self-interest, thereby portraying states essentially as either inadequate or an insignificant actors in their accounts. Drawing on insights from scholarship on the rise of the security state and the political exploitation of policy against organised crime, this paper suggests that the role of states in producing and sustaining the weaknesses of such policy may have been unduly discounted.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sappho Xenakis
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 11:18
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 04:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31465

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