2013 Call for papers

Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy

In addition to addressing ongoing issues in cross border policing, the EU’s Internal Security Strategy has highlighted new areas for development within the EU cross border law enforcement framework. Changing political, security and economic realities are also having an impact on the EU law enforcement landscape, law enforcement practitioners and transnational criminals. This Policing and European Studies crn will be holding its fourth conference in order to explore these changes. This network plans to hold its fourth conference on this theme, on the 17th May 2013 at the University of Abertay Dundee.

We invite research papers (maximum of 6,000 words) from doctoral and early career researchers, as well as more established academics, practitioners and policy makers, from across a range of disciplines such as police and security studies, law, criminology and sociology, political science, International Relations, European studies, psychology, management and organisational change, justice and human rights.

Proposals for papers are invited covering these strands, in particular, but in no means confined to the following areas;

  • Adapting to transnational policing.
  • Organised crime and economic crime in the EU.
  • The EU external action on security.
  • Cybercrime and the EU – new technologies, new policing?
  • Migration, justice and human rights.
  • The economic and political crisis in Europe and law enforcement.

Please send an abstract of 150 – 200 words to the organisers by the 18th January 13. You will be notified if your application is successful by Friday the 1st February 13, with registration for the conference being opened after that date.

Please contact the conference organisers if you require further information as to this conference, or the research network generally.

Dr. Maria O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Abertay Dundee, Bell Street, Dundee DD 1 1HG, Scotland, UK. (m.oneill@abertay.ac.uk)

For further details about this UACES collaborative research network see the UACES website http://www.uaces.org/networks/policing/index.php or the research network website at http://policingandeuropeanstudies.abertay.ac.uk/ .