New publication: "La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationale"

B. Dupont, (2016), La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationaleCultures et Conflits, (102), 95-120.

Abstract: One of the main features of digital crime is its transnational character, which seems to pose a major challenge to the harmonization and coordination of police resources, which are by definition local. However, an empirical analysis of the international governance of cybercrime provides an alternative reading. This article uses a social network analysis (SNA) approach to model the polycentric structure of actors and initiatives that make up the web of international anti-cybercrime cooperation. Based on a dataset of 657 organisational actors affiliated to 51 initiatives, an affiliation network (or 2-mode network) methodology is applied in order to measure the network’s cohesion while equally identifying public and private actors that play a central role in these arrangements or that fulfill a brokerage function between segmented geographical and functional subsets of nodes.

Keywords: Police cooperation, cybercrime, social network analysis, governance of security

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