Διεθνής πολιτική και διακυβερνητικοί θεσμοί: μελέτη των διεθνικών φαινομένων. Η περίπτωση του οργανωμένου εγκλήματος
International politics and intergovernmental institutions: a study on transnational phenomena. The case of organised crime
Βασιλειάδης, Ηλίας Δ.
KeywordsΔιεθνικά φαινόμενα ; Διεθνής πολιτική ; Διεθνείς οργανισμοί ; Διεθνικό οργανωμένο έγκλημα ; Παράνομη διακίνηση ανθρώπων ; Βαλκάνια ; Εγγύς Ανατολή ; Transnational phenomena ; International politics ; International organizations ; Transnational organized crime ; Human smuggling and trafficking ; Balkans ; Near East
The dissertation focuses on the study of transnational phenomena. In particular, it seeks to explain and analyze the appearance, development and consequences of these phenomena in the international system. It focuses on international relations and in particular international politics, as manifested in the international system. Consequently, it also includes the operation of intergovernmental institutions in the international arena. The main case for analysis is transnational organized crime. The research focuses on identifying and explaining the ways in which a transnational phenomenon such as organized crime appears and develops in the international system, is linked to states and international institutions, and has certain implications. The emphasis is placed on the search for causal relationships, that is, the processes which can demonstrate how specific results originate from specific causes. This search for cause-and-effect relationships in the study of a transnational phenomenon aims to lead to a positive contribution of the thesis in the field of international realtions discourse, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. To achieve this goal, the case study of a significant manifestation of transnational organized crime is chosen, that of human smuggling and trafficking from the Balkan and Turkish organized crime during the period from 1990 onwards, which is directly related to the wider region of the Balkans and the Near East.