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About Kristian Lasslett

Kristian Lasslett is Professor of Criminology at Ulster University and sits on the Board of the International State Crime Initiative. He is an investigative researcher who works on corruption and kleptocracy in Central Asia, Europe and the South Pacific. His most recent book Uncovering the Crimes of Urbanisation was published by Routledge in 2018.

Articles by Kristian Lasslett

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

You should know where the money’s coming from: a response to the mayor of Tashkent

Last week, I reported on a possible conflict of interest over a mammoth urban development in Uzbekistan. The mayor of Tashkent responded to my claims — here’s my reaction.

Uzbekistan Ltd: private-public interests clash in flagship project

As a major property development scheme gets under way in Tashkent, a data trail reveals a potential serious conflict of interest in Uzbekistan’s new corridors of power.

The fog of peace: post-conflict environments as sites of impunity, denial and dispossession

Too often the sterile, objective needs of capital, for a range of reasons, take precedence over the subjective needs of traumatised, conflict-affected peoples.

Introducing: State crime and resistance

This week's theme concentrates not only on state crime but on the extraordinary variety of courageous civil society resistance generated by state violence and corruption.

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