Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

by Eric Wilson, Tim Lindsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745326234

ISBN-13: 9780745326238

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Pluto Press

Government of the Shadows analyses the concept of clandestine government. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organised 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.

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Overview

Government of the Shadows analyses the concept of clandestine government. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organised 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 programmes 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, entices states to undertake new forms of regulation, either through their own intelligence agencies, or through the more shadowy world of criminal cartels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745326238
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction:Parapolitics, Shadow Governance and Criminal Sovereignty
Robert Cribb (Australian National University, Canberra) and Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley)
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
1. Deconstructing the Shadows
Eric Wilson (Monash University, Victoria, Australia)
2. Democratic State vs. Deep State: Approaching the Dual State of the West
Ola Tunander (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo)
3. Governing Through Globalised Crime
Mark Findlay (Unive

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