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The Nexus Between Organised Crime and Terrorism

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The Nexus Between Organised Crime and Terrorism

Types and Responses

9781788979290 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Letizia Paoli, Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, KU Leuven, Belgium, Cyrille Fijnaut, Emeritus Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, the Netherlands and KU Leuven, Belgium and Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance and Director, Institute for International Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
Publication Date: February 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78897 929 0 Extent: c 592 pp
In the post-9/11 era, the nexus between organized crime and terrorism has raised much concern and has been widely discussed in both academic and policy circles, but is still largely misunderstood. This critical book contributes innovatively to the debate by distinguishing three types of nexus—interaction, transformation/imitation and similarities—and identifying the promoting factors of each type.

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In the post-9/11 era, the nexus between organized crime and terrorism has raised much concern and has been widely discussed in both academic and policy circles, but is still largely misunderstood. This critical book contributes innovatively to the debate by distinguishing three types of nexus—interaction, transformation/imitation and similarities—and identifying the promoting factors of each type.

With its multifaceted but complementary chapters, the book provides conceptual and theoretical frameworks for readers, as well as the evidence needed to develop more realistic, effective and humane policies to tackle organized crime, terrorism and the nexuses between them. Bringing together a range of international multidisciplinary specialists, it includes three comparative analyses of worldwide transfers of personnel, weapons and money between organized crime and terrorism and 12 case studies examining local manifestations of the nexus in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Two other chapters further review the national, European and international policies adopted and implemented so far to deal with the different nexuses.

This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and policymakers in the fields of comparative law, criminal law and justice and public policy, who specialise in organised crime and terrorism and their control. It will also appeal to senior law enforcement officials and practitioners due to the counterintuitive policy implications drawn from the comparative analysis of the findings
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‘Terrorism is a very 21st century global threat. Organized crime has a distinctly 20th century feel to it yet is often related in the public mind with terrorism. This book explores the variable connections of the two. In some places and at some times they complement each other; at other times and places they compete. Paoli, Fijnhaut and Wouters have put together an excellent collection of essays that explore the nexus of the two threats.’
– Peter Reuter, University of Maryland, US
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Contributors include: Luis Astorga, Rajan Basra, Thomas Baumert, Mikel Buesa, Colin P. Clarke, Shelby Davis, Nils Duquet, Gustavo Duncan, Cyrille Fijnaut, Jose Antonio Fortou, Matt Herbert, Lars Korsell, Michael Levi, Mark Micallef, Peter Neumann, Rudie J.M. Neve, Tom Obokata, Freedom C. Onuoha, Letizia Paoli, Christophe Paulussen, Matthew Phillips, Santiago Sosa, Melvin R.J. Soudijn, Toine Spapens, Christina Steenkamp, Thomas Van Poecke, Anton Weenink, Jan Wouters
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