Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations / Edition 1

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In this illuminating history that spans past campaigns against piracy and slavery to contemporary campaigns against drug trafficking and transnational terrorism, Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann explain how and why prohibitions and policing practices increasingly extend across borders. The internationalization of crime control is too often described as simply a natural and predictable response to the growth of transnational crime in an age of globalization. The internationalization of policing, they demonstrate, primarily reflects ambitious efforts by generations of western powers to export their own definitions of "crime," not just for political and economic gain but also in an attempt to promote their own morals to other parts of the world. A thought-provoking analysis of the histoircal expansion and recent dramatic acceleration of international crime control, Policing the Globe provides a muchneeded bridge between criminal justice and international relations on a topic of crucial public importance.

About the Author:
Peter Andreas is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University

About the Author:
Ethan Nadelmann is Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance

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Editorial Reviews

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"[A] pioneering look at the internationalization of twentieth-century policing...a needed corrective to sensationalistic reports on the global illicit sphere."--Qualitative Sociology

"This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the policing of transnational crime--the dark side of globalization."--George Soros, Founder and Chairman, Open Society Institute

"This is the book we have been waiting for since 9/11--a historically rich, thematically cogent, politically nuanced, up-to-date analysis of the international politics of policing. Andreas and Nadelmann provide an authoritative account with extraordinary insights" -- Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

"With intelligence, deep learning, and clarity of exposition, Andreas and Nadelmann critically assess international cooperation against cross-border crime. This book sets a new standard in our understanding of international policing as it addresses some of the central worries of our time." -- Jorge I. Dominguez, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University

"Policing the Globe by Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann is an absolutely first-rate examination of a subject as vastly important to international relations as it is to criminal law. Much of the future of both fields is described thoroughly and carefully in this always-readable volume. The handling is remarkably balanced, comprehensive, rich, and complex, yet entirely lucid. A subject that cannot continue to be ignored has received the treatment it deserves." -- Philip Heymann, James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Harvard University

"Every serious student of international organized crime in particular and international crime control in general should make the reading of Policing the Globe by Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann a priority."--Michael Woodiwiss, International Criminal Justice Review

"As global criminal networks--terrorists, money launderers, traffickers in drugs, arms, and people--take advantage of globalization just as corporate and non-governmental networks do, internationalizing criminal justice becomes indispensable. Policing the Globe is an important and interesting read not only for international relations scholars and criminologists, but also for a wider public." -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195341959
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 919,659
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Andreas is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University.
Ethan Nadelmann is Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Internationalization of Crime Control
The History and Study of International Crime Control
Narratives of International Crime Control
The Plan of the Book
ONE: Criminalization through Global Prohibitions
The Nature and Evolution of Global Prohibitions
Piracy and Privateering
Slavery and the Slave Trade
Prostitution ("White Slavery")
International Drug Trafficking
Endangered Species
New and Emerging Global Prohibitions
TWO: European Origins of International Crime Control
The "High Police" and the "Low Police"
The Emergence of International Criminal Law Enforcement in Europe
The Development of Criminal Investigative Bodies
Multilateralism in European Policing
The Origins of Interpol
The Modern Era of European Police Cooperation
THREE: U.S. Origins of International Crime Control
The Beginnings of U.S. Involvement in International Crime Control
Policing Slavery
The Emergence of Federal Law Enforcement
Policing Borders
The Early International Law Enforcement Activities of City Police
The Early Years of U.S. Drug Enforcement Abroad
The FBI Abroad
The Activities of Other U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Abroad
The Internationalization of Evidence Gathering
International Asset Forfeiture and Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives
The International Rendition of Fugitives
Continuity and Change in U.S. International Crime Control
FOUR: International Crime Control after the Cold War
From Cold War to Crime War: The Fusion of U.S. Policing and Security
The Buildup of U.S. Border Controls
Beyond the Border: The Expanding Global Reach of U.S. Law Enforcement
Policing an Integrating Europe after the Cold War
Shifting Security Concerns and the Making of "Schengenland"
Turning the EU's Eastern Neighbors into Buffer Zones
Building EU Law Enforcement Institutions
FIVE: International Crime Control after September 11
Expanding U.S. Policing Powers in a New Security Context
From the U.S.-Led War on Drugs to the War on Terror
Hardening, Internationalizing, and Digitizing U.S. Border Controls
The Return of Counterterrorism to Center Stage in European Policing
The Growth of Transatlantic Law Enforcement Cooperation
SIX: Past, Present, and Future Trajectories
The Primacy of Criminalization
Homogenization and the Future of Global Prohibitions
Regularization and the Fate of International Police Cooperation
Securitization and Desecuritization
The Europeanization of International Crime Control
The Americanization of International Crime Control
State Power, Globalization, and Transnational Crime
Lessons and Implications

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