Crime and the Global Political Economy

Crime and the Global Political Economy

by H. Richard Friman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588266761

ISBN-13: 9781588266767

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Crime has gone global. Conventional explanations point to ways in which criminals have exploited technological innovations, deregulation, and free markets to triumph over state sovereignty. Crime and the Global Political Economy reveals a more complex reality.

Taking as a point of departure the fact that state and societal actors are challenged by—and

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Overview

Crime has gone global. Conventional explanations point to ways in which criminals have exploited technological innovations, deregulation, and free markets to triumph over state sovereignty. Crime and the Global Political Economy reveals a more complex reality.

Taking as a point of departure the fact that state and societal actors are challenged by—and complicit in—the expansion of criminal activities on a global scale, the authors demonstrate that the political, economic, and normative agendas of those actors lead to selective criminalization and diverse patterns of compliance with prohibition regimes. Crime, they convincingly argue, is an integral part of globalization, rather than simply its underside. Their work not only expands our understanding of global crime, but also pushes forward the boundaries of mainstream IPE on issues of globalization, transnational relations, governance, and sovereignty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588266767
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,044,637
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Crime and Globalization—H.R. Friman.
  • The Internationalization of Crime Control—P. Andreas and E. Nadelmann.
  • Crime, Sovereignty, and the Offshore World—R. Palan.
  • Externalizing the Costs of Prohibition—H.R. Friman.
  • Illicit Commerce in Peripheral States—W. Reno.
  • Enabling Norms and Human Trafficking—J.T. Picarelli.
  • Governing Finance in the War on Terror—M. de Goede.
  • Immigrants and Organized Crime—H. Schwartz.
  • Drug Trafficking and the State in Mexico—M. Serrano.
  • Social Research, Knowledge, and Criminal Power—J.H. Mittelman.

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