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Government of the Shadows Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

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ISBN-10: 0745326234

ISBN-13: 9780745326238

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eric Wilson, Tim Lindsey

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Government of the Shadowsanalyzes the concept of clandestine government. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organized crime are linked -and how they ultimately work to the advantage of state and corporate power. The book shows that legitimate government is now routinely accompanied by extra-governmental covert operations. Using a variety of case studies, from the mafia in Italy to programs for food and reconstruction in Iraq, the contributors illustrate that para-political structures are not "deviant", but central to the operation of global governments. The creation of this truly parallel world-economy, the source of huge political and economic potential,…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 3/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Eric Wilson is Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne.

Introduction:Parapolitics, Shadow Governance and Criminal Sovereignty
Theoretical Perspectives
Deconstructing the Shadows
Democratic State vs. Deep State: Approaching the Dual State of the West
Governing Through Globalised Crime