Naples – December 11 and 12, 2015: Old and new forms of organised and serious crime between the local and the global


Globalization and growing economic interdependence, that have for so long been regarded as pacifying and stabilizing factors of financial transactions and international relations, have strongly encouraged, the transformation of organised and serious crime, over the last 30 years, beyond borders, places and people and, in some cases, even, identifiable victims. Improved communication networks and information technologies, have increasingly blurred national borders, improved the mobility of people, goods and services across countries, and have consolidated the globalized economy. These have all acted as facilitators, enabling the more traditional forms of organized and serious crime to go beyond their supposed local dimension and conventional explanations. Thus, the dialectics between local and global has emerged as a distinctive aspect of contemporary forms of crime.

The ECPR standing group on organised crime’s first general conference aims to explore the characteristics, resources, strategies and modus operandi adopted by traditional and new emerging criminal organizations operating both at local and global level, with a view to presenting both theoretical and empirical studies as well as making contributions to policy developments. Scholars and researchers, civil servants as well as practitioners are all encouraged to submit relevant papers in order to forge a three-way discussion that moves beyond traditional academic debates.

The event will be held on December 11 and 12, 2015 at the Department of Political Sciences, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II – Naples, Italy.

Organising Committee

Felia Allum (University of Bath, UK), Francesca Longo (University of Catania, Italy), Daniela Irrera (University of Catania, Italy), Monica Massari (University of Naples, Federico II, Italy), Michele Mosca ((University of Naples, Federico II, Italy), Luciano Brancaccio (University of Naples, Federico II, Italy), Anna Sergi (University of West London, UK).

Event fees

Conference fees include participation and lunches/coffee breaks.

ECPR Members: EUR 60
ECPR Student Members: EUR 50*
Non-ECPR Members: EUR 80
Non-ECPR Students: EUR  70*

Please note that all participants wishing to attend must pay a conference fee.

* Students must send a copy of their student card or a letter from the Head of Department where they are enrolled to the Conference team by 10 October 2015 in order to pay a reduced conference fee.

Furtner information can be found on the ECPR/SGOC website >>