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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.

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This is an important and path-breaking book. It fills a gap in the international political economy literature and is essential reading for all those interested in the security implications of illicit commodity flows and in the future of state power. In addition, criminologists who want to come to terms with the transnational nature of contemporary organized crime and various forms of illicit trafficking will find this book invaluable. The editors have not only brought together an excellent group of contributors but their own contributions are outstanding. This book crosses traditional and outmoded boundaries in international studies in a way that few others do and is a must read.--Phil Williams, University of Pittsburgh

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