Illegal Markets

Illegal Markets in Europe

A Balkan Perspective on Illegal Markets

Georgios A. Antonopoulos, from the Teesside University, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Criminological Theory, Research and Education,” under the title “A Balkan Perspective on Illegal Markets”. Here is the abstract: Compared to other contexts there is relatively little known about illegal markets in the Balkans, despite the abundance of programmes, initiatives, and organisations existing in the area and the generous funding invested on the issue. Most of what is already known is looked through the prism of official discourse, which is influenced by (often imposed) ideologies, sensibilities, interests and objectives, and is very often embellished with an apocalyptical tone. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an account of the reasons the Balkans are an importnat case for the study of illegal markets, and to highlight what illegal market studies can gain from integrating a Balkan perspective.

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  • “A Balkan Perspective on Illegal Markets”, by Georgios A. Antonopoulos (Proceedings)

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