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Transnational organised crime: Deepening and broadening our understanding

10 April 2018

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Transnational organised crime: Deepening and broadening our understanding

As part of its contribution to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS), the ESRC would like to commission up to four research grants that will deepen and broaden our understanding of the complex issues related to Transnational Organised Crime (TNOC) and its interrelation with other licit and illicit activities.

The key questions this call poses are:

  • Which factors enable and facilitate TNOC, and how is this evolving?
  • Which factors disrupt and impede TNOC?
  • How do societal and cultural values shape TNOC, and conversely how does TNOC shape social and economic structures and cultures, deliberately or otherwise?
The call closes on 14 June 2018. Cross-disciplinary research projects are welcome, in particular proposals which span the remits of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) or the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). However, applicants must demonstrate that their proposed approach is grounded in the social sciences and suitable for ESRC funding.
More details can be found on the ESRC website.
Dr Tristram Riley-Smith

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge