This author's articles
8 July 2008
This paper discusses recent developments in the campaign to combat terrorist financing in Europe and the intersection of these with the flow of migrant remittances from the Members States of the European Union to Third Countries. New regimes of control within the European Union (EU) towards migration affect more than just those seeking entry to Europe. Migrants frequently leave behind families that they expect to support from their earnings once they secure employment at their final destination.
10 March 2005
William Vlcek is a PhD Candidate in the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science. His PhD thesis considers the sovereignty of small developing states through the challenge made by the OECD initiative to counter ‘harmful tax competition’ from offshore financial centres.
1 March 2005
The impact of changing perceptions of liberty and security impinge upon the daily lives of ordinary citizens beyond the bag inspections and metal detectors in public buildings, public events and public transportation systems. This paper proposes to outline the more subtle effects to daily life emerging from the increased surveillance of financial transactions to counter the financing of terrorism. The surveillance of ‘normal’ financial transactions affects citizens and non-citizens in a variety of ways, which include opening and maintaining bank accounts, transferring money across borders, securing home mortgages, and even the choice of charity to support.