Combatting organised crime and terrorism in Central Asia
Journal of Financial Crime
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Wilson, E. (2018). Combatting organised crime and terrorism in Central Asia. Journal of Financial Crime, 25 (2), 309-319. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-07-2017-0069
This paper examines the shift away from the traditional distinction between organised crime and terrorist groups towards their conceptual convergence under the crime-terror nexus narrative in the context of international security and development policy in post-Soviet Central Asia. It assesses the empirical basis for the crime-terror and state-crime nexus in three Central Asian countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and argues that the exclusion of the state from the analytical framework undermines the relevance of the crime-terror paradigm for policy-making.
terrorism, crime-terror nexus, Central Asia, democratic governance, organised crime, criminal state capture
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-07-2017-0069
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270991