prof.dr. (Nicholas) N. Dorn

(external) researcher Erasmus School of Law Criminology
Erasmus University Rotterdam
+31 10 4081505

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N. Dorn (2016). Where there's muck, there's brass - and class: financial market regulation and public policy. In G.A. Antonopoulos (Ed.), Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organised Crime and Social Control (Studies of Organised Crime Series) (pp. 311-330). New York: Springer

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Nicholas Dorn explores relations between public and private interests in financial market regulation, in corporate security and in cosmopolitan/transnational governance. He is an independent researcher and full professor in the Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, where he teaches global governance to international masters students in law and criminology. Previously with Cardiff University and the NGO DrugScope, he has researched serious economic crime, international drug trafficking, comparative control policies and harm. He holds a sociology PhD from the University of Kent and other degrees from the universities of Middlesex and London. Homepage:

      • N. Dorn (2016). Where there's muck, there's brass - and class: financial market regulation and public policy. In G.A. Antonopoulos (Ed.), Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organised Crime and Social Control (Studies of Organised Crime Series) (pp. 311-330). New York: Springer
      • N. Dorn (2016). Introduction: questions asked. In N. Dorn (Ed.), Controlling Capital: public and private regulation of financial markets (pp. 1-18). Abingdon: Routledge
      • N. Dorn (2016). Virtuous vultures: hedge funds as private regulators. In N. Dorn (Ed.), Controlling Capital: public and private regulation of financial markets (pp. 175-193). Abingdon: Routledge
      • N. Dorn (2016). Afterword: remembering and speaking. In N. Dorn (Ed.), Controlling Capital: public and private regulation of financial markets (pp. 211-216). Abingdon: Routledge
      • N. Dorn (2016). Financial market regulation: still a regime removed from politics? In I. Ertürk & D. Gabor (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Banking Regulation and Reform (pp. -Chapter 16). Abingdon: Routledge
      • N. Dorn (2015). Governing financial market regulation: a cascade from intergovernmental bank resolution, to prudential regulation, to conduct regulation. In P. Iglesias-Rodríguez (Ed.), Building responsive and responsible financial regulators in the aftermath of the financial crisis (pp. 87-114). Mortsel: Intersection
      • N. Dorn (2014). Boom and bust in financial and housing markets: re-readings through Schumpeter and Bourdieu. In P Van Duyne (et al) (Ed.), Shady Business and Governance in Europe: Cross-border sleaze and crisis (pp. 383-405). Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers
      • N. Dorn (2014). Financial Markets and Regulatory Accountability: between technocratic autonomy and democratic direction. In A Bianculli, X Fernández-i-Marín & J Jordana (Eds.), Accountability and Regulatory Governance. Audiences, Controls and Responsibilities in the Politics of Regulation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
      • N. Dorn (2013). The End of Organized Crime in the European Union. In M.E. Beare (Ed.), Transnational Organized Crime (The Library of Essays on Transnational Crime) (pp. 523-535). Franham: Ashgate
      • N. Dorn & M. Levi (2013). East meets West in anti-money-laundering and anti-terrorist finance: policy dialogue and differentiation on security, the timber trade and alternative banking. In S. Karstedt & D. Nelken (Eds.), Crime and Globalization (pp. 583-602). Farnham: Ashgate. (Reprint: this paper was first published in Asian Criminology, 3, pp. 91-110.)
      • N. Dorn (2013). Connectedness, Crisis and the Challenge to European Democracy: From Rapture, Through Fear, To Banalisation of Financial Markets. In José Neves Cruz, Carla Cardoso, André Lamas Leite & Rita Faria (Eds.), Infrações Económicas e Financeiras. Estudos de Criminologia e Direito (pp. 360-383). Coimbra: Coimbra Editora
      • N. Dorn, M. Levi & S. White (2013). Do European procurement rules generate or prevent crime? In N. Passas (Ed.), Transnational Financial Crime (pp. 541-558). Farnham: Ashgate (October)
      • N. Dorn (2011). No Such Thing As Cosmopolitanism: field-dependent consequences in international administrative governance and criminal justice. In S. Tadjbakhsh (Ed.), Rethinking The Liberal Peace: External Models and Local Alternatives. Abingdon: Routledge (Cass Peacekeeping series)
      • N. Dorn (2011). Policy choices in financial market regulation: market rapture, club rules or democracy? In K. Alexander & N. Moloney (Eds.), Law Reform and Financial Markets (pp. 35-70). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
      • N. Dorn (2011). Contrasting Dynamics of Global Administrative Measures and International Criminal Courts: cosmopolitanism, multilateralism, state interests. In M. Findlay & R. Henham (Eds.), Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice. Aldershot: Ashgate
      • N. Dorn & M. Levi (2011). Theorising the Security and Exchange Commission's 2010 Settlement with Goldman Sachs: legislative weakness, reintegrative shaming or temporary business interruption for financial market power elites? In G. Antonopoulos & et al (Eds.), Usual and Unusual Organising Criminals in Europe: profitable crimes, from underworld to upperworld - essays in honour of Petrus van Duyne. Antwerp: Maklu
      • N. Dorn (2010). The Corruption of human rights: a problem of good intentions. In W. Benedek, P. van Duyne, C. Daase & V. Dimitrejevic (Eds.), Transnational Terrorism, Organized crime and Peace-Building: the State of the Art in Human Security in the Western Balkans (pp. 286-304). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
      • N. Dorn (2010). Ponzi finance and state capture: the crisis of financial market regulation. In P. van Duyne, P. Antolopoulos, J. Harvey, A. Maljevic, T. Vander Beken & K. Lampe (Eds.), Cross-border Crime Inroads on Integrity (pp. 235-260). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers
      • M. Levi & N. Dorn (2009). Examining the feasibility of the methodology: a pilot study on international fraud. In E. Savona (Ed.), Organised Crime in the EU. A Methodology for Risk Assessment (pp. 333-398). Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam
      • N. Dorn (2009). Governance through corruption: cosmopolitan complicity. In V. Roeben & A. Halpin (Eds.), Theorising the Global Legal Order (pp. 233-252). Oxford: Hart Publishing
      • N. Dorn, S. van Daele & T. van der Beken (2009). Reducing vulnerabilities to crime of the European waste management industry: the research base and the prospects for policy. In R. White (Ed.), Environmental Crime: a reader (pp. 716-726). Devon: Willan Publishing
      • N. Dorn & C.A. Meerts (2009). Corporate security and private settlement: an informal economy of justice. In J. Shapland & P. Ponsaers (Eds.), The informal economy and connections with organised crime: the impact of national social and economic policies (pp. 113-129). The Hague: Boom Juridische Uitgevers
      • M. Levi & N. Dorn (2009). Public-private security. In E. Savona (Ed.), Organised Crime in the EU. A Methodology for Risk Assessment (pp. 207-224). Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam
      • N. Dorn (2009). A bipolar preface for a moody value. In M. Hildebrandt, A. Makinwa & A. Oehmichen (Eds.), Controlling Security in a Culture of Fear. The Hague: Boom Legal Publishers
      • S. van Daele, T. van der Beken & N. Dorn (2008). European waste disposal sector. In T. van der Beken (Ed.), The European Waste management industry and crime vulnerabilities. Antwerpen: Maklu
      • N. Dorn (2007). [Bespreking van het boek Democratic Policing in Transitional and Developing Countries]. British Society of Criminology online book reviews (
      • N. Dorn (2007). [Bespreking van de boeken Organised Crime & The Politics of Organized Crime and Organized Crime of Politics]. British Journal of Criminology, 47(2).
      • N. Dorn (2012). [Bespreking van het boek Policing the Markets: Inside the Black Box of Securities Enforcement]. British Journal of Criminology, 52(6), 1240-1243.
      • N. Dorn (2011). Rechtsordes, internationale ondernemingen en criminoloy [Bespreking van het boek Business as Usual]. Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, 53, 271-276.
      • N. Dorn (Ed.). (2016) Law and Financial Markets Review, 9(3) sect..
      • N. Dorn & T. vander Beken (Eds.). (2008) Crime, Law & Social Change, 51(maart 2009).
      • N. Dorn (2016, juni 22). Simple, transparent and standardised securitisation: how come and why not. Legacy institutional designs not always helpful for future. Brusells: CEPS, Simple, transparent and standardised securitisation: is it possible? ECMI Lunch-time meeting.
      • N. Dorn (2014, februari 20). Coup d'état? Financial markets and democracy: last year,10 years ago,100 years ago – what’s new. Faculty of Law, University of Porto, Portugal, International Conference: Economic and Financial Offences.
      • N. Dorn (2013, mei 12). Shady Governance of Financial Markets by Global Technocratic Elites: EU citizens, there is an alternative. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, The 14th Cross-border Crime Colloquium, 12-14 May, on Shady Business and Governance in Europe: cross-border sleaze and crisis.
      • N. Dorn (2013, juni 19). The Governance of Financial Market Regulation: Autonomous Technicians, Accountable Representatives, or Public Servants? onbekend, Participation in workshop preparing chapters for ediTed book, 'Accountability and Regulatory Governance' (eds Bianculli, Fernández, Jordana).
      • N. Dorn (2013, februari 1). Democratic Diversity in Financial Market Regulation: banalisation, difference and the global public good. City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC), City University, London, Shadow Banking: A European Perspective, (1-2 February, 2013).
      • N. Dorn (2013, maart 26). Organiser of conference stream on "Europe: crisis, what crisis? Contested political and legal visions". University of York, Socio-Legal Studies Association, 2013 conference, March 26-28th.
      • N. Dorn (2012, juni 19). Rethinking data structure. Bank of England, Internal seminar series.
      • N. Dorn (2012, april 20). Accountability of Financial Regulators. Montesquieu Institute Maastricht, Symposium 'The accountability of financial regulators: lessons from the financial crisis'.
      • N. Dorn (2010, mei 19). Schade van georganiseerde misdaad (harm of organised crime). Utrecht, CIROC.
      • N. Dorn (2008, januari 1). Lezing. Bristol University, ESRC Seminar on The New Economy of Security.
      • N. Dorn (2015). Conference on EU Capital Markets Union: Contents and Discontents. (Some papers have been published in Law and Financial Markets Review, 9(3)). [go to publisher's site]
      • N. Dorn (2013). Democratic diversity in financial market regulation: why we don't have it and whether we should. Conference on 'Politics of Markets' at the University of Westminster: London (2013, juni 13).
      • N. Dorn (2013). History of financial market regulation: topic within ELS, boundary case or outlier? Empirical Legal Studies at Erasmus School of Law (ELS at ESL), third seminar: Rotterdam (2013, juni 18).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Perspectives on Regulation. 4th Critical Finance Studies Conference: Essex Business School (2012, augustus 15 - 2012, augustus 17).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Promises: Crisis and Socio-cultural Change. CRESC Annual Conference 'Promises: Crisis and Socio-Cultural Change': Manchester (2012, september 5 - 2012, september 7).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Escape Attempts: positions in the debate on alternatives to financialisation. Politics of Financialization workshop: University College Dublin/Geary Institute (2012, mei 24 - 2012, mei 25).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Regulatory Agencies: The Challenges of Indepence, Accountability and Transparancy. International workshop: Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) (2012, juli 13 - 2012, juli 14).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Private-Public or Public Private Ordering: Financial Regulators and their Accountability to Parliaments - Towards a Multi-Level Game. ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), Standing Group on Regulation & Governance: Exeter (2012, juni 27 - 2012, juni 29).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Organisor of stream 'Policies, Politics and Theories of Financial Market Regulation'. Social Legal Studies Association Conference: Leicester (2012, april 3 - 2012, april 5).
      • N. Dorn (2012). Stream on Private-Public Ordering. 4th Biennial Conference of the European Consortium on Policical Research: Exeter (2012, juni 27 - 2012, juni 29).
      • N. Dorn (2011). Bank Bailouts. Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference: Sussex University (2011, april 12 - 2011, april 14).
      • R. van Swaaningen & N. Dorn (2011). Corporate security and private settlement: when cooperation with law enforcement is the exception. NWO MaGW Onderzoekstalent-aanvraag Clarissa Meerts, ingediend op 27-09-2011, toegewezen op 25-04-2012: .
      • N. Dorn (2010). 'Disorderly regulation' and the financial markets - or Why Large Firms Prefer Global Governace (singular) to Democratic Governments (plural). 10th Annual Conference European Society for Criminology: Liege (2010, september 8 - 2010, september 9).
      • N. Dorn (2010). Panel: Financial Market Regulation and Enforcement. 10th Annual Conference European Society for Criminology: Liege (2010, september 8 - 2010, september 9).
      • N. Dorn (2010). Plenary speaker. Finance In Question / Finance In Crisis: University of Manchester (2010, april 12 - 2010, april 14).
      • N. Dorn (2010). Ponzi Finance, Regulatory Capture and the Credit Crunch. W G Hart Legal Workshop 'Law Reform and Financial Markets: Institutions and Governance': Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (2009, juni 23 - 2009, juni 25).
      • N. Dorn (2008). Paper. European Union HUMSEC 3rd Annual Conference: Belgrade (2008, oktober 2 - 2008, oktober 4).
      • N. Dorn (2008). Governance through security, or neither? NVK (Dutch Criminology) congres: Leiden (2008, juni 19 - 2008, juni 20).
      • N. Dorn (2008). Paper. Conference on Liberal Peace: Value-Based External Models and Local Alternatives in Peasebuilding: Science Po Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (2008, juni 16 - 2008, juni 17).
      • N. Dorn (2008). Governance Through Corruption: Cosmopolitan Complicity. Theorising the Global Legal Order Conference: Swansea University (2008, mei 21 - 2008, mei 22).
      • N. Dorn. Class, youth and drink. Historical analysis of policy and contemporary ethnography of youth. The University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) Prom./coprom.: Stephen Box.
  • (external) researcher

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of Law
    The Netherlands
    +31 10 4081505
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London

    Additional Information
    Teaching in year 2015-16 on the option on Capital Markets Law, within the LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law
    Associate Fellow
    Obtained Wage
    Start Date


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