International Green Criminology Working Group member Lieselot Bisschop successfully defended her PhD in Criminology at Ghent University on December 7th.
Her PhD research “analyses the empirical reality of governing transnational environmental crime flows. The studied cases are the illegal trade in electronic waste (e-waste) and tropical timber.
This study first examines the emergence and social organisation of these cases. This entails looking at the scope and impact of the flows and at which legal, illegal and informal actors are involved, how they interact and what drives them. Building on the gained insights, this study analyses the governance reality. Relating back to the responsive regulatory pyramid and networked governance, this study makes several observations about the governance actors and their interaction. The research setting is the Port of Antwerp and particularly the flows between Europe and West and Central Africa.
This research is based on a qualitative multi-method research design combining a document analysis of various primary and secondary sources, 81 interviews with key informants, and field visits.”
Lieselot’s PhD research has been published as five separate articles, three available now:
Bisschop, L. (2011). “Transnational environmental crime: exploring (un)charted territory.” In M. Cools et al. (Eds.), EU Criminal Justice, Financial & Economic Crime: New Perspectives, Governance of Security Research Papers (Vol. 5, pp. 155-183). Antwerpen: Maklu.
Bisschop, L. (2012). Is it all going to waste? Illegal transports of e-waste in a European trade hub. Crime, Law and Social Change, 58(3), 221-249.
Bisschop, L. (2012): Out of the woods: the illegal trade in tropical timber and a European trade hub, Global Crime, 13(3), 191-212.
And two scheduled to be published:
Bisschop, L. “Go with the e-waste flows. The governance reality of illegal transports of e-waste in a European trad…