Dr Nicholas Dorn

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Associate Research Fellow / Course Lecturer
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Nicholas Dorn is a sociologist, inclined to law and politics. His book Democracy and Diversity in Financial Market Regulation was published in August 2014 by Routledge and he continues to work in this area. He has previously researched transnational governance, the European Union, and public and private policing of economic crime. Formerly with the Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam (professor), he has also worked for Cardiff University (research fellow) and ISDD/DrugScope (management team). He has consulted for international and national public bodies (UN, EU, UK, NL, BE) and for private contractors.

Publications: 

Books (Recent)

Chapters in books (selected)

  • 2016, ‘Where there’s muck, there’s brass – and class: financial market regulation and public policy’, chapter 17 in Antonopoulos, G (ed), Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control, New York: Springer. Read abstract 
  • 2016 (March/April), three chapters – ‘Introduction’; ‘Virtuous vultures: Hedge funds as private regulators’; and ‘Afterword: remembering and speaking’ – in Controlling Capital: public and private regulation of financial markets (above).
  • 2016 (July), ‘Financial market regulation: still a regime removed from politics?’ in Ertürk, I and Gabor, D (eds), The Routledge Companion to Banking Regulation and Reform (2016 edition).
  • 2015, ‘Governing financial market regulation: a cascade from intergovernmental bank resolution, to prudential regulation, to conduct regulation’, in Iglesias-Rodríguez, P (ed), Building responsive and responsible financial regulators in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Cambridge: Intersection, 91-114.
  • 2014 (December), ‘Financial Markets and regulatory accountability: between technocratic autonomy and democratic direction’, in Bianculli, A, Fernández-Marín, X and Jordana, J (eds), Accountability and Regulatory Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2014, ‘Boom and Bust in Financial and Housing Markets: Re-Readings Through Schumpeter and Bourdieu‘, in Van Duyne, P et al (eds), Shady Business and Governance in Europe: Cross-border sleaze and crisis, Oisterwijk: Wolf, 383-405.
  • 2013, ‘Connectedness, Crisis and the Challenge to European Democracy: from rapture, through fear, to banalisation of financial markets’, in Cruz, J, Cardoso, C, Leite, A and Faria, R (eds), Infrações Económicas e Financeiras: estudos de criminologia e de direito , Coimbra: Coimbra Editora (978-972-32-2170-1), 359-383.
  • 2013, ‘The End of Organized Crime in the European Union’, in Bear, M (ed), Transnational Organised Crime , Farnham: Ashgate, (First published in Crime, Law and Social Change.)
  • 2013, with Levi, M, ‘East meets West in anti-money-laundering and anti-terrorist finance: policy dialogue and differentiation on security, the timber trade and ‘alternative’ banking’, in Karstedt, S and Nelken, D (eds), Crime and Globalization, Farnham: Ashgate. (First published in Asian Criminology.)
  • 2013, with Levi, M and White, S, ‘Do European procurement rules generate or prevent crime?’, in Passas, N (ed), Transnational Financial Crime, Farnham: Ashgate. (First published in Journal of Financial Crime.)
  • 2011, ‘Policy choices in financial market regulation: market rapture, club rules or democracy?’, in Alexander, K and Moloney, N (eds), Law Reform and Financial Markets, Cheltenham: Elgar. Chapter summary: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1946373
  • 2011, ‘Contrasting Dynamics of Global Administrative Measures and International Criminal Courts: cosmopolitanism, multilateralism, state interests’, chapter 8, pp 179-206 in Findlay, M and Henham, R (eds), Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice, Aldershot: Ashgate. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1774790.
  • 2011, ‘No Such Thing As Cosmopolitanism: field-dependent consequences in international administrative governance and criminal justice’, chapter 7, pp 157-176 in Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh (ed), Rethinking The Liberal Peace: External Models and Local Alternatives, Abingdon: Routledge, Cass Peacekeeping series. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1767005
  • 2010, ‘The corruption of human rights: a problem of good intentions’, in Benedek, W, van Duyne, P, Daase, C, and Dimitrejevic, V (eds), Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime, and Peace-Building: the State of the Art in Human Security in the Western Balkans, Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • 2009, ‘Governance through corruption: cosmopolitan complicity’, in Roeben, V and Halpin, A (eds), Theorising the Global Legal Order , pp 233-252, Oxford: Hart Publishing. Abstract of chapter and extracts at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1496817.

Articles in Refereed Journals (selected)

  • 2016 (January/February), ‘Capital Cohabitation: EU Capital Markets Union as pubic and private co-regulation’, Capital Market Law Journal, 11(1).
  • 2015, ‘Legal Elasticity and Sidestepping in European Crisis Management of Financial Markets’, European Law Journal (advance access).
  • 2015, ‘Regulatory herding versus democratic diversity: history and prospects’, Journal of Financial Perspectives, 3(2), 161-174.
  • 2015, ‘EU Capital Markets Union: the good, the bad and the ugly’, Financial Markets and Law Review, 9(3), 187-190. This is an introductory paper in a Symposium section of the journal, which draws upon ‘Capital Markets Union: contents and discontents’, an event at IALS (see programme and videos)
  • 2012, ‘Lehman – lemon: “Too Connected To Fail” as a policy construct’, Law and Financial Markets Review, volume 6(4), pp 271-283.
  • 2012, ‘Knowing markets: would less be more?’ Economy and Society, volume 41(3 ), pp 316-334.
  • 2012, ‘Render Unto Caesar: EU financial market regulation meets political accountability’, Journal of European Integration, volume 34(3), April, pp 205-221.
  • 2011, ‘Reconstructing conflict of interest in financial markets: private management, public challenges and the prospects for a distinctly European approach’, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, volume 39, issue 3, September, pp 161-173.
  • 2011, ‘Regulatory sloth and activism in the effervescence of financial crisis’, Law & Policy, volume 33, issue 3, pp 428-448.
  • 2011, 'The metamorphosis of insider trading in the face of regulatory enforcement’, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, volume 19, issue 1, pp 75-84.
  • With Klima, N, and Vander Beken, T, 2011, ‘Risk calculation and precautionary uncertainty: two configurations within crime assessment’, Crime Law and Social Change, volume 55, number 1, pp 15-31.
  • With Levi, M, 2009, ‘Private-public or public-private? Strategic dialogue on serious crime and terrorism in the EU’, Security Journal, volume 22, issue 4, pp 302-316.
  • With Meerts, C, 2009, ‘Corporate security and private justice: danger signs?’, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, volume 17, number 2, pp 97-111.
  • 2009, ‘The End of Organised Crime in the European Union’, Crime, Law and Social Change, volume 51, number 2, March, pp 283-295.
  • 2010, ‘Regulatory conceptions of unacceptable market practices under three policy scenarios’, Journal of Banking Regulation, volume 12, issue 1, pp 24-47. doi:10.1057/jbr.2010.18
  • 2010, ‘The Governance of Securities: Ponzi finance, regulatory convergence, credit crunch’, British Journal of Criminology, volume 50, issue 1, pp 23-45.
  • With Vander Beken T and Van Daele, S, 2010, ‘Security risks in nuclear waste management: exceptionalism, opaqueness and vulnerability’, Journal of Environmental Management, 91(4), pp 940-948.
  • With Vander Beken, T, 2009, ‘Saidabad, Pretoria, Sarajevo, The Hague, Brussels: conflicts and cooperation in security and policing’ (editors’ introduction), Crime Law and Social Change, volume 51, number 2, pp 205-209.
  • With Levi, M, and White, S, 2008, ‘Do European procurement rules generate or prevent crime?’, Journal of Financial Crime, volume 15, issue 3, pp 243-260.
  • 2008, ‘European Strategic Intelligence: how far integration?’, Erasmus Law Review, volume 1, issue 5 (December), pp 163-180.

Policy interventions

  • 2016, Engelen, E, Griffith-Jones, S, Persaud, A, Gabor, D, Dorn, N et al, There is nothing "simple" about the European Commission's securitisation proposal, 22 May, letter to Members of the Economic and Monetary Committee of European Parliament. https://criticalfinance.org/2016/05/22/there-is-nothing-simple-about-the-european-commissions-securitisation-proposal
  • 2016 ‘STS securitisation: how come and why not. Legacy institutional designs not always helpful for future’, panel presentation at ECMI Lunch-time meeting on Simple, Transparent and standardised securitisation: is it possible? 22 June, CEPS, Brussels.  http://repub.eur.nl/pub/93077 
  • 2016, ‘Civil society and international financial markets: dilemmas of agenda-taking, versus agenda-making. Or: breaking out from the echo chamber’, paper given at conference by Finance Watch and Université Paris XIII on Impacting financial regulation: civil society in the governance of finance, 24 June, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord, 20 Avenue George Sand, Saint-Denis, Paris.
  • 2016, ‘Some jostling is going on across the channel, too’, letter, Financial Times, 5 August, p 8, https://next.ft.com/content/99790136-5807-11e6-8d05-4eaa66292c32 
  • 2016, ‘Finance, society and history: pre-modern English sovereign money and debt’, presentation at the Intersections of finance and society conference, 3-4 November City University, London. (Further work on this theme in preparation.)
  • 2015 ‘Parallel Universes: financial market regulation and democracy’, 2 March, blog, Observatory on Impact Assessment (Osservatorio AIR), Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche, Viterbo.
  • 2015, ‘Can eurozone finance ministers put on the ECB's hat for a day?’ letters page, 17 July, Financial Times.
  • 2014, ‘We need to move banking and financial regulation into the centre of party political debate’, Politics and Policy blog, 14 July, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • 2014, 'Post-crisis regulation may take a third form', Financial Times, 1 September, page 6 of European edition.
  • 2013, ‘Banking culture and collective responsibility', written evidence submitted to Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, Changing Banking For Good, volume VI, written evidence, London: Stationery Office, pp 983-989, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt201314/jtselect/jtpcbs/27/27iv.pdf . Cited in volume II at pp 123 on accountability firewall, 137 on gaining from the recklessness of others, 363 on cultural change and 401 on collective self-discipline.
  • 2011, ‘To Catch a Thief, Ask a Thief: reinforcing sanctioning regimes in financial services, a response to a Communication of the European Commission’, Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Law. https://circabc.europa.eu/d/d/workspace/SpacesStore/f73e730a-7611-48d8-ab9a-5528cee1d2ea/nicholas_dorn_en.pdf
  • 2011, ‘Accountability in prudential regulation of financial markets: a response to HM Treasury’s 2011 consultation paper, A New Approach To Financial Regulation’, Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Law. Available with other responses on HM Treasury website or individually at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1822142
  • With Van de Bunt, H, 2010, Bad Thoughts: towards an Organised Crime Harm Assessment and Prioritisation System (OCHAPS), study commissioned by the WODC of the Ministry of Justice, The Hague. http://www.wodc.nl/onderzoeksdatabase/feitelijke-ernst-van-vormen-van-georganiseerde-misdaad-alsmede-de-effectiviteit-van-bestrijding.aspx
  • With Levi, M, Artingstall, D and Howell, J, 2009, Impacts of Financial Crimes and Amenability to Control by the FSA: proposed framework k for generating data in a comparative manner, report by John Howell and Co Ltd to the Financial Services Authority, London: FSA.
  • 2009, Systemic regulators’ accountability to parliaments: advantages for stability of global financial markets, September 30, pp 12. A response to the UK Treasury White Paper on Reforming Financial Markets. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1497505
  • 2009, ‘Financial market systemic regulation: stability through democratic diversity’, VoxEU.org, 18 December, pp 3. http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/4411

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