Dr Felia Allum
Lecturer in Italian History and Politics
1 West North 2.30
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6390
Felia Allum is co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised crime.
This year, the Standing Group is organising its first General Conference which will be held in Naples (Italy) on 11-12 December 2015.
Dr Felia Allum joined the Department in 2002 as Lecturer in Italian History and Politics. She did a degree at the University of Newcastle and a MSc (Econ) in European Politics and Policy at the London School of Economics.
She completed her PhD on the Neapolitan Camorra in the Government Department at the University of Brunel (West London) in 2000 where she was a graduate teaching assistant. Before coming to Bath, she was a lecturer in European Politics in the Polis Institute at the University of Leeds.
She is co-convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on organised crime.
Dr Allum is bilingual in English and French and speaks fluent Italian.
- Italian politics
- West European Politics
- Organised crime in Italy and Europe
- the structure/agency debate
- PL10712: Comparative politics
- PL20778: Italy since 1945
- PL30548: Italian national option IT: organised crime & democracy in Italy
- PL30842: Italian National Option IT: The Berlusconi Years (1992-2013)
Dr Allum has published various books and articles on these subjects, including Camorristi, Politicians and Businessmen (Maney: 2006).
Allum, F. and Gilmour, S., eds., 2011. Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime. Routledge.
Longo, F., Irrera, D. and Kostakos, P., 2010. Defining and Defying Organised Crime:Discourse, Perceptions and Reality. Routledge.
Allum, F., 2006. Camorristi, Politicians and Businessmen:The Transformation of Organized Crime in Post-War Naples. Northern Universities Press. (Italian Perspectives; 11)
Allum, F., 2010. Local politics and organized crime in contemporary Italy: willing or unwilling bedfellows? In: Allum, F., Longo, F., Irrera, D. and Kostakos, P., eds. Defining and defying organized crime: discourse, perceptions and reality. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 144-160. (Routledge advances in international relations and global politics; 83)
Allum, F. and Allum, P., 2010. Revisiting Naples: clientelism and organized crime. In: Mammone, A. and Veltri, G. A., eds. Italy today: the sick man of Europe. London, U. K.: Routledge, pp. 185-198.
Allum, F., 2007. Women doing it for themselves or standing in for their men? Women in the Neapolitan Camorra 1950-2000. In: Fiandaca, G., ed. Women and the Mafia: Female roles in Organized Crime Structures. Amsterdam: Springer, pp. 9-17.
Allum, F. and Siebert, R., 2003. Conclusion: organized crime and democracy: 'uncivil' or 'civil' society? In: Allum, F. and Siebert, R., eds. Organized Crime and the Challenge to Democracy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 195-203. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science)
Allum, F. and Siebert, R., 2003. Introduction: organized crime: a threat to democracy? In: Allum, F. and Siebert, R., eds. Organized Crime and the Challenge to Democracy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1-22. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science)
Allum, F. and Allum, P., 1996. The resistible rise of the new Neapolitan Camorra. In: Gundle, S. and Parker, S., eds. The New Italian Republic: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Berlusconi. London: Routledge, pp. 234-246.
Arsovska, J. and Allum, F., 2014. Introduction:women and transnational organized crime. Trends in Organized Crime, 17 (1-2), pp. 1-15.
Allum, F., 2014. Understanding criminal mobility:The case of the Neapolitan Camorra. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 19 (5), pp. 583-602.
Allum, F., 2013. "Godfathers, dark glasses, and pasta":Discussing British perceptions of Italian Mafias. SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI, 2014 (3), pp. 51-68.
Allum, F. and Den Boer, M., 2013. United we stand? Conceptual diversity in the EU strategy against organized crime. Journal of European Integration, 35 (2), pp. 135-150.
Allum, F., 2013. "Padrini, occhiali scuri e pasta":percezioni inglesi delle mafie italiane. SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI, 3, pp. 55-73.
Allum, F., 2013. Italian organized crime in the UK:continuing the debate. Policing, 7 (2), 227- 232.
Young, A. B. K. and Allum, F., 2012. A comparative study of British and German press articles on 'organised crime' (1999-2009). Crime, Law and Social Change, 58 (2), pp. 139-157.
Allum, F. and Fyfe, N., 2008. Developments in state witness protection programmes:The Italian experience in international comparative perspective. Policing, 2 (1), pp. 92-102.
Allum, F. and Allum, P., 2008. Revisiting Naples: clientelism and organized crime. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 13 (3), pp. 340-365.
Allum, F., 2006. Tra Struttura e agenzia: un'analisi della Camorra. Teoria Politica, 3, pp. 1-24.
Allum, F. and Sands, J., 2002. Explaining organized crime in Europe: Are economists always right? Crime, Law and Social Change, 7 (23), pp. 1-28.
Allum, F., 2001. Becoming a Camorrista: criminal culture and life choices in Naples. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 6, 324--347.
Allum, F., 2001. Il cosidetto patto scellerato: politici e camoirristi negli anni 50 e 80. Meridioni, Sud e Nord nel Mondo, 1 (2), 184--197.
Allum, F. and Cilento, M., 2001. Parties and Personalities: the case of Antonio Bassolino, former Mayor of Naples. Regional and Federal Studies, 11 (1), pp. 26-33.
Conference or Workshop Items
Allum, F., 2015. Mafia in the UK:The story can’t simply end in Uxbridge. The Conversation