In the latest issue of ELIAMEP Thesis Dr. Sappho Xenakis suggests that with financial pressures weighing increasingly heavily on policy-making for national and non-state actors alike it now is a good time to evaluate the lessons of interventions against organised crime and corruption in South-Eastern Europe over the past two decades. After offering a review of trends in organised crime and corruption as well as of efforts to counter them, the paper distills the incipient debate over lessons to be learned for future policy-making in these areas. In particular, these lessons pertain to the relationship between local, national and international priorities and concerns, the appropriate configuration of evidence and expertise in policy-planning, and the proper geographical scope of remedial actions.


Sappho Xenakis,  Organised crime and corruption in and around South-Eastern Europe: trends and counter-efforts, ELIAMEP Thesis 4/2010, October 2010

Sappho Xenakis

Marie-Curie Intra European Fellow at ELIAMEP and Research Associate of SEESOX, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford