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Bath, UK: 2nd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime 7 - 8 July 2017

Giovanni Izzo’s panorama

Monday 3 July 2017, by redazione

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After the success of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime’s first General Conference in Naples in December 2015, the Standing Group now welcomes the submission of abstracts for papers to our 2nd General Conference to be held at the University of Bath, UK, from 7 to 8 July 2017.

The ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime, in cooperation with the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath, invites you to the 2nd General Conference of the Standing Group on Organised Crime. The Conference will take place at the University of Bath from 7 to 8 July 2017. Its main theme is ‘Organised crime today – networks, routes, criminal partnerships’

The study of serious and organised crime has allowed a better understanding of many illicit activities including, drug trafficking, smuggling, political corruption, and extortion, as well as improving social-economic policies and policing responses. By developing case studies, research methods, and theoretical frameworks we are closer to tackling these social problems that are challenging democratic institutions in many different ways and levels. However, despite the advances over the last 30 years, we are also starting to realise that we need to go beyond our traditional and well established frameworks to un-package the complex and silent features of serious and organised crime. The reason is simple: criminal networks do not operate in isolation. They exist in a multiplex networked world where changes in one layer of the social or economic fabric enables new structures and activities at another layer, and vice versa. Identifying the overlapping relationships of outwardly disconnected spheres of social interaction is a major research puzzle this conference wishes to address.



07 July 2017

Exhibition runs: 7 to 12 July 2017
Opening times:

7 July: 15.00-17.00
8 July: 09.00-17.00
9 July: Closed
10 July: 10.00-15.00
11 July: 10.00-15.00
12 July: 10.00-15.00

This is a photographic experience of images and sounds by the photographer, Giovanni Izzo of the road, the Domitiana, where life takes place in all its different forms. Once a major Roman road of historical and archaeological significance, La Domitiana is now home to the exploitative activities of organised crime and the increasingly urgent migrant crisis.

From this road, Giovanni Izzo’s panorama does not trim down, nor make an appeal or stop, but recounts and gives voice to many stories that everyone thought were forgotten: prostitution, widespread crime, improper construction works, illegal immigration and organised crime are captured in the black and white photographs, which thus display all the dramatic force of the social context in this area. The photos provide glimpses of the African underworld, the Camorra, crime and corruption, endemic and migrant poverty. They depict with honesty, but with poetic sadness, the landscape of poverty, suffering and dilapidation, produced and nourished by illegal activities. They document this and stir our emotions. They are accounts, stories and works of art.



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