Gilles Favarel-Garrigues is a CNRS research fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI) since 2001. His Phd in Political Science entitled “Fighting Economic Crime in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia, 1965-1995”, was defended at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) of Paris in December 2000. In 1999-2001, he worked as a research fellow at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Sécurité Intérieure (IHESI). He now teaches at the IEP of Paris and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Cultures et Conflits. He his the author of several articles on organized crime, business crime and police in Russia. He has recently edited Criminalité, police et gouvernement. Trajectoires post-communistes, Paris L’Harmattan, 2003, and published “Competition and Confusion in the Discourse on Organized Crime in Russia”, Alternatives. Global, Local, Political, vol. 28, # 4, Aug-Oct 2003, p. 423-457. His former publications may be found at http://www.ceri-sciences-po.org/cherlist/favarel.htm.