Fighting Corruption and Organised Crime as a Means of Socio-Economic Development in South-East Europe

South-East Europe Review, Vol. 2, pp. 81-94, 2007

15 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2015

See all articles by Bruno S. Sergi

Bruno S. Sergi

University of Messina

Qerim R. Qerimi

University of Prishtina; University of Antwerp

Date Written: May 31, 2015

Abstract

Among the many difficulties that South-East European societies face, there are but two major obstacles which cause significant harm both to the socio-economic development of the region and to its path to unity within the continent. These are: corruption and organised crime. This article will explore, at a rather theoretical level, the correlation between corruptive behaviours and development. It will then examine current trends in corruption and organised crime in south-east Europe and explore and offer some strategies as to how to dismantle the political-criminal power structures throughout the region.

Keywords: Corruption, organised crime, socio-economic development, South-East Europe

Suggested Citation

Sergi, Bruno S. and Qerimi, Qerim R., Fighting Corruption and Organised Crime as a Means of Socio-Economic Development in South-East Europe (May 31, 2015). South-East Europe Review, Vol. 2, pp. 81-94, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2612644

Bruno S. Sergi (Contact Author)

University of Messina ( email )

Facolta di Scienze Politiche
Via Tommaso Cannizzaro, 9
Sant'Agara-Messina, 98122
Italy

Qerim R. Qerimi

University of Prishtina ( email )

Faculty of Law
Prishtina, 10000
Kosovo

University of Antwerp ( email )

Law and Development Research Group
Venusstraat 23
Antwerp, 2000
Belgium

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
1,392
rank
12,722
Abstract Views
1,245
PlumX Metrics