A call for papers for a panel on «Non-State Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption» at the ECPR General Conference, to be held in Glasgow on September 3-6, 2014, is now open. The panel will be included in the Conference Section on Understanding and Tackling the Roots of Insecurity: Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Corruption.
Terrorism, organized crime and corruption are often cited as key threats to (inter-)national security and, as such, the fight against them is generally considered to be a key task for national governments worldwide. In several areas, however, private rather than public entities have shouldered the bulk of the burden of this fight. This panel therefore focuses on the role public-private partnerships (the business community) and non-governmental organisations (mass media, NGOs) play in countering terrorism, organised crime and corruption. The panel aims to gather both empirical case studies and theoretical papers. All interested authors can send their abstracts (250 words), including full affiliation data, to panel chairs Daniela Irrera and Oldrich Bures before February 10, 2014.