Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
Location: 202B (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)RC29 Deviance and Social Control (host committee)
Language: Spanish, French and English
In its various forms, organized crime is present on all continents and in almost all contemporary societies. Its activities and operations are organized as a sort of own "mode of production" that links, under local, regional, national and international networks, the production, circulation, distribution and consumption of illegal goods and services. Based on the division of labour, with a considerable degree of specialization, these modalities connect different social and political agents, including entrepreneurs and professional politicians, as well as stimulate social conflicts for the control of territories, many of them with fatal outcomes, and destabilize and jeopardize the regular functioning of civil and political democratic institutions. Using mechanisms of co-optation and corruption, they put in check the validity of democratic regimes. The proposal seeks to gather contributions from research in different countries that allow building a panel of these scenarios and their most characteristic situations.