Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Organised crime and international aid subversion: evidence from Colombia and Afghanistan

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa and Escobar, Mariana and Bjelica, Jelena (2015) Organised crime and international aid subversion: evidence from Colombia and Afghanistan. Third World Quarterly, 36 (10). pp. 1887-1905. ISSN 0143-6597

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (480kB) | Preview

Identification Number: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1070664

Abstract

Scholarly attempts to explain aid subversion in post-conflict contexts frame the challenge in terms of corrupt practices and transactions disconnected from local power struggles. Also, they assume a distinction between organised crime and the state. This comparative analysis of aid subversion in Colombia and Afghanistan reveals the limits of such an approach. Focusing on relations that anchor organised crime within local political, social and economic processes, we demonstrate that organised crime is dynamic, driven by multiple motives, and endogenous to local power politics. Better understanding of governance arrangements around the organised crime-conflict nexus which enable aid subversion is therefore required.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ctwq20#.Vaeyj_Nwb5o
Additional Information: © 2015 Southseries Inc.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 13:41
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2017 00:00
Projects: RGG-U257
Funders: Agence Française de Développement
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62748

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics