Deviant Globalization Black Market Economy in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1441178104

ISBN-13: 9781441178107

Edition: 2011

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Description: Through essays contributed by leading experts and scholars, Deviant Globalization argues that far from being marginal, illicit activities are a fundamental part of globalization. Narcotrafficking, human trafficking, the organ trade, computer malware, transnational gangs are just as much artifacts of globalization as are CNN and McDonald's, free trade and capital mobility, accessible air travel and container shipping. In fact, almost every technology, process, and regulation that enables mainstream globalization is an enabler of deviant globalization. This unique book explains why understanding deviant globalization as a systemic and integral part of globalization is crucial for setting up policies that will maximize the benefits of globalization and minimize its ill effects. Going beyond the usual pro/con arguments about globalization, Deviant Globalization seeks to initiate a critical debate about the choices it presents to governments, firms, supra-national organizations, and individuals. An accessible treatment of the underbelly of globalization, the book offers a systematic treatment of the difficult policy choices that it creates and describes a much more complex and symbiotic relationship between illicit and mainstream globalization.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 3/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Steven Weber is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Cooperation and Discord in US-Soviet Arms Control.

Essay Sources
Acknowledgements
Introduction
People
Snakeheads and Smuggling: The Dynamics of Illegal Chinese Immigration
The Sex Trade
Global Sex Trafficking
The Black Market in Human Organs
The Dark Side of Dubai
Drugs
Smuggling Made Easy: Landlocked Paraguay Emerges as a Top Producer of Contraband Tobacco
West Africa's International Drug Trade
The Inland Empire
Resources
The Illicit Abalone Trade in South Africa
Toxic Exports: Despite Global Treaty, Hazardous Waste Trade Continues
The Stolen Forests: Inside the Covert War on Illegal Logging
Blood Oil
New Organizations
Inside the Global Hacker Service Economy
Illicit Money: Can It Be Stopped?
Weapons for Warlords: Arms Trafficking in the Gulf of Aden
Future Conflict: Criminal Insurgencies, Gangs and Intelligence
Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and The End of Globalization
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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