States and peoples in conflict

This event marks the launch of ‘States and Peoples in Conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies’, edited by Michael Stohl, Mark Lichbach, and Peter Grabosky.

Ways for women to participate in peacebuilding

Author/s (editor/s):

Imelda Deinla
Veronica Taylor

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Government and community sector reports

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(State) crime and political party regulation

Case studies undertaken for the ‘Responsibility of Political Parties for Criminal Offences’* research project suggest that some of the most serious crimes that mankind could imagine were acts largely committed, instigated or condoned by ruling political parties. These crimes are usually referred to in the literature as state crime. This lecture will present a critique of this notion, based on understanding crimes of ruling political parties by means of their regime power. It argues that instead of state crime, we need to speak about regime crime.

Hidden power: the strategic logic of organised crime

In this meet-the-author book seminar, James Cockayne, Head of the New York Office of the United Nations University, will introduce his new book Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organised Crime (Hurst/OUP, 2016). Rod Broadhurst of the College of Arts and Social Sciences and Ramesh Thakur of the Crawford School of Public Policy will then play the role of discussants, sharing their views on the book.


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