James Cockayne

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Centre for Policy Research at United Nations University

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Research Profile

Organized crime; Criminal strategy; Political role of criminal groups; Private security; Mediation, DDR and desistance; Peace Operations; Peacebuilding; Human Trafficking; Development.

English, French

James Cockayne, "Can organised crime shape post-war transitions? Evidence from Sicily", Third World Them. (2017), pp. 9-27: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23802014.2018.1413952

James Cockayne, Louise Bosetti and Nazia Hussein, "Preventing Violent Urban Conflict
A Thematic Paper for the United Nations - World Bank Study on Conflict Prevention" (UNU: August 2017): https://i.unu.edu/media/cpr.unu.edu/attachment/2576/PreventingViolentUrbanConflict-Aug-2017.pdf

James Cockayne, Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime (Hurst/Oxford University Press: London/New York, 2016): https://global.oup.com/academic/product/hidden-power-9780190627331?cc=us&lang=en&

James Cockayne and Amanda Roth. Crooked States: How organized crime and corruption will impact governance in 2050 and what states can – and should – do about it now (United Nations University: 2016): http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU :6318/UNU-CrookedStates_Final.pdf

James Cockayne, Louise Bosetti and John de Boer, "Crime-Proofing Conflict Prevention,
Management, and Peacebuilding: A Review of Emerging Good Practice" (UNU, 2016): https://i.unu.edu/media/cpr.unu.edu/attachment/2197/OC_06-Crime-proofing-Conflict.pdf

“The futility of force? Strategic lessons for dealing with unconventional armed groups from the UN’s war on Haiti’s gangs”, J. Strategic Studies, vol. 37, no. 5 (2014), pp. 736-769: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01402390.2014.901911

James Cockayne and Adam Lupel, eds., Peace Operations and Organised Crime: Enemies or Allies? (Routledge: London, 2011, reprinted 2013): https://www.routledge.com/Peace-Operations-and-Organized-Crime-Enemies-or-Allies/Cockayne-Lupel/p/book/9780415601702

James Cockayne with Emily Speers Mears et al., Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry (New York: International Peace Institute, 2009): https://www.ipinst.org/wp-content/uploads/publications/beyond_market_forces_final.pdf