Do terrorism, organized crime (drug production), and state weakness affect contemporary armed conflicts? An empirical analysis

Risultato della ricerca: Article

1 Citazione (Scopus)

Abstract

In 2014, the UN Security Council emphasized the dangers ofterrorism, criminal activity (especially drug production andtrafficking), and state weakness in conflict areas. However, neitherpolicy debates nor scholarly analyses have focussed on thepotential impact of these elements on conflict dynamics andcharacteristics, and the investigated partial relationships have ledto inconclusive results. This article explores the presence in armedconflicts of terrorist groups among fighting parties, major drugproduction (indicating the presence of activities typical of criminalorganizations), and state failure in the period 1990–2011.Focussing on intrastate conflicts, this article highlights that, whilewhen they are isolated their impact on armed conflicts is limited,when the three factors are simultaneously present, theinteractions among them create a sort of threshold effect capableof affecting conflict characteristics and, in particular, conflictduration and incompatibility.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)35-53
Numero di pagine19
RivistaGLOBAL CHANGE, PEACE & SECURITY
Volume28
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

Fingerprint

organized crime
terrorism
drug
UN Security Council
incompatibility
Group

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

Cita questo

@article{2e78dd9aaea74a3da994cec0988932c8,
title = "Do terrorism, organized crime (drug production), and state weakness affect contemporary armed conflicts? An empirical analysis",
abstract = "In 2014, the UN Security Council emphasized the dangers ofterrorism, criminal activity (especially drug production andtrafficking), and state weakness in conflict areas. However, neitherpolicy debates nor scholarly analyses have focussed on thepotential impact of these elements on conflict dynamics andcharacteristics, and the investigated partial relationships have ledto inconclusive results. This article explores the presence in armedconflicts of terrorist groups among fighting parties, major drugproduction (indicating the presence of activities typical of criminalorganizations), and state failure in the period 1990–2011.Focussing on intrastate conflicts, this article highlights that, whilewhen they are isolated their impact on armed conflicts is limited,when the three factors are simultaneously present, theinteractions among them create a sort of threshold effect capableof affecting conflict characteristics and, in particular, conflictduration and incompatibility.",
author = "Carla Monteleone",
year = "2016",
language = "English",
volume = "28",
pages = "35--53",
journal = "GLOBAL CHANGE, PEACE & SECURITY",
issn = "1478-1158",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Do terrorism, organized crime (drug production), and state weakness affect contemporary armed conflicts? An empirical analysis

AU - Monteleone, Carla

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - In 2014, the UN Security Council emphasized the dangers ofterrorism, criminal activity (especially drug production andtrafficking), and state weakness in conflict areas. However, neitherpolicy debates nor scholarly analyses have focussed on thepotential impact of these elements on conflict dynamics andcharacteristics, and the investigated partial relationships have ledto inconclusive results. This article explores the presence in armedconflicts of terrorist groups among fighting parties, major drugproduction (indicating the presence of activities typical of criminalorganizations), and state failure in the period 1990–2011.Focussing on intrastate conflicts, this article highlights that, whilewhen they are isolated their impact on armed conflicts is limited,when the three factors are simultaneously present, theinteractions among them create a sort of threshold effect capableof affecting conflict characteristics and, in particular, conflictduration and incompatibility.

AB - In 2014, the UN Security Council emphasized the dangers ofterrorism, criminal activity (especially drug production andtrafficking), and state weakness in conflict areas. However, neitherpolicy debates nor scholarly analyses have focussed on thepotential impact of these elements on conflict dynamics andcharacteristics, and the investigated partial relationships have ledto inconclusive results. This article explores the presence in armedconflicts of terrorist groups among fighting parties, major drugproduction (indicating the presence of activities typical of criminalorganizations), and state failure in the period 1990–2011.Focussing on intrastate conflicts, this article highlights that, whilewhen they are isolated their impact on armed conflicts is limited,when the three factors are simultaneously present, theinteractions among them create a sort of threshold effect capableof affecting conflict characteristics and, in particular, conflictduration and incompatibility.

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/158935

M3 - Article

VL - 28

SP - 35

EP - 53

JO - GLOBAL CHANGE, PEACE & SECURITY

JF - GLOBAL CHANGE, PEACE & SECURITY

SN - 1478-1158

ER -