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The Extra-Legal

Governance Institute

At the Extra-Legal Governance Institute (ExLegi), University of Oxford, we produce first-class research on organised crime, cyber-crime, paramilitary, insurgents, and traffickers. We focus our attention on how these actors seek to govern markets and territories. We also offer teaching and supervision in these topics at the University of Oxford. 


Our mission is to advance scholarly understanding, create and lead a sustained dialogue with practitioners, and engage with policy makers, stakeholders, and the public to support evidence-based solutions in dealing with these issues.

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26 April 2022

Book Review

Review of Jonathan Lusthaus' Book- Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime

Book review by Matías Dewey of ExLegi Senior Research Fellow Jonathan Lusthaus' book (Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime) published in the American Journal of Sociology.

21 April 2022

Job Opportunity

Call For Visiting At-Risk Scholars at The University of Milan

As part of the international network "Scholars at Risk" (SAR) and its Italian section SAR-Italia, the University of Milan is offering 4 positions for at-risk scholars. To be eligible, candidates must be Ukrainian citizens or other non-EU country nationals coming from areas where political and/or military crisis is underway.

Deadline: 2 pm (CEST, Italy) on April 22nd 2022

See the link for further details and requirements.

31 March 2022


Exploiting Opportunities and Adapting to Change: Organised Crime in Hong Kong, China, and Japan

Speakers: T. Wing Lo (City University of Hong Kong), Hirosue Noboru (Ryukoku University), and Peng Wang (University of Hong Kong)

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