Contents: Introduction; When drug trafficking and money laundering became priorities on the G7's agenda; From drug trafficking to transnational organized crime; The G8's involvement in the international mobilization against transnational organized crime; The creation of expertise on transnational organized crime within the G8 system; The structure and organization of the Lyon group; Cooperation as the imperative for mobilizing against transnational organized crime; The socialization of G8 norms within the G8 member states; Dissemination of the Lyon group's recommendations; From the Lyon group to the Lyon/Roma group; A change of priorities for the Lyon/Roma group; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
G8 against Transnational Organized Crimeby Amandine Scherrer
Pub. Date: 06/01/2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The fight against money laundering, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, cyber crime, and the promotion of the enhancement of judicial and police cooperation in criminal matters have been at the core of the G8's actions in this field since the 1990s. This book sheds light on the nature, structure and modus operandi of the G8's specific expertise on transnational organized crime from a sociological approach in order to understand the elaboration, production and diffusion of international norms and standards. It provides a detailed analysis of an under-researched aspect of international politics: the intensification of expert-level exchanges on the international stage over the enhanced cooperation against transnational organized crime that has led to an impressive elaboration of best practices and soft law recommendations. Very few studies have focused on the experts who determine these: who they are, what their socio-professional background is, and the nature and impact of their collective work in the global fight against organized crime.
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