In recent years, organized crime has become endemic in the countries of southeast Europe giving rise to an urgent debate on what needs to be done to fight it. This collection of essays contributes directly to this debate. The discussions range over national and regional policies, the west European dimension of the phenomenon, and the less often discussed role that the media and civil society can play in the battle against organised crime.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Ekavi Athanassopoulou 2. Understanding Transborder Organised Crime: Some key questions Susan Woodward 3.Transborder Crime between Turkey and Greece and Regional Consequences Ahmet Icduygu 4. Organized Crime in Southeast Europe and its West European Dimension Misha Glenny 5. Human Trafficking in Southeast Europe Grigoris Lazos 6. The Role of Civil Society in the Fight Against Organized Crime Ognyan Minchev 7. Mass Media in the Fight of Organized Crime in Albania Remzi Lani 8. Legal Aspects in the Fight Against Organized Crime Saso Georgievski 9. The Anti-Corruption and Anti-Organized Crime Policy in Serbia: Implications and exemplifications Aleksandar Fati 10. Fighting Organized Crime in a UN Protectorate: Difficult, possible, necessary Radoslava Stefanova
Ekavi Athanassopoulou is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Institute for European and International Policy, Athens, the leading international policy institution in Greece (ELIAMEP). Dr. Athanassopoulou is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Bristol University, UK. Dr. Athanassopoulou has authored numerous publications, including American - British Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey's Search for Security 1945 - 1952: The First Enlargement of NATO.