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The Illicit Global Economy and State Power - H. Richard Friman

The Illicit Global Economy and State Power

By: H. Richard Friman (Editor), Peter Andreas (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th February 1999
ISBN: 9780847693047
Number Of Pages: 208

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Illicit cross-border flows, such as the smuggling of drugs, migrants, weapons, toxic waste, and dirty money, are proliferating on a global scale. This underexplored, clandestine side of globalization has emerged as an increasingly important source of conflict and cooperation among nation-states, state agents, nonstate actors, and international organizations. Contrary to scholars and policymakers who claim a general erosion of state power in the face of globalization, this pathbreaking volume of original essays explores the selective nature of the stateOs retreat, persistence, and reassertion in relation to the illicit global economy. It fills a gap in the international political economy literature and offers a new and powerful lens through which to examine core issues of concern to international relations scholars: the changing nature of states and markets, the impact of globalization across place and issue areas, and the sources of cooperation and conflict.

Here, finally, is a book that analyzes the dark side of globalization, the connection between markets and crime. The Illicit Global Economy and State Power offers persuasive arguments that, through deregulation, states are central to the spreading of global crime that at the same time they also seek to fight. This book offers an essential political perspective that helps reframe the Panglossian view of globalization.--Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: International Relations and the Illicit Global Economyp. 1
Transnational Organized Crime: The New Authoritarianismp. 25
State Power and the Regulation of Illicit Activity in Global Financep. 53
The Illicit Trade in Hazardous Wastes and CFCs: International Responses to Environmental "Bads"p. 91
When Policies Collide: Market Reform, Market Prohibition, and the Narcotization of the Mexican Economyp. 125
The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy: U.S. Drug Policy and Colombian State Stability, 1978-1997p. 143
Obstructing Markets: Organized Crime Networks and Drug Control in Japanp. 173
Indexp. 199
About the Contributorsp. 209
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ISBN: 9780847693047
ISBN-10: 084769304X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 18th February 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.86  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.29