Organized Crime and Illicit Trade

How to Respond to This Strategic Challenge in Old and New Domains

Editors: Comolli, Virginia (Ed.)

  • Offers a comprehensive integrated response to the challenges of transnational organised crime
  • Puts forward a nuanced approach to organised crime through the lenses of conflict and security, development, and technology
  • Explores the strategic impact of organised crime and illicit trade with special focus on conflict and fragile countries
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About this book

Unlike much of the existing literature on organised crime, this book is less focused on the problem per se as it is on understanding its implications. The latter, especially in fragile and conflict regions, amount to strategic challenges for the state. Whereas most commentators would agree that criminal activities are harmful, this volume addresses the questions of ‘how?’, ‘for whom?’ and, controversially, ‘are they always harmful?’

The volume is authored by experts with multi-year experience analysing criminal and other non-state activities. They do so through different lenses - conflict and security, development, and technology - engaging academics, practitioners and policy makers. 
They offer a comprehensive integrated response to the challenges of transnational organised crime beyond traditional law-enforcement driven recommendations.

About the authors

Virginia Comolli is Senior Fellow for Security and Development at The International Institute for Strategic Studies
Vanda Felbab-Brown is a Senior Fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, The Brookings Institution.
Camino Kavanagh is an international consultant and Advisor to the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Cyber Security and ICT4 Peace Foundation.
Karl Lallerstedt is Programme Director for Illicit Trade, Financial and Economic Crime at the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and co-founder of Black Market Watch.
Tuesday Reitano is Deputy Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Threat of Illicit Economies and the Complex Relations with State and Society

    Felbab-Brown, Vanda

    Pages 1-21

  • Organized Crime as a Threat to Sustainable Development: Understanding the Evidence

    Reitano, Tuesday

    Pages 23-35

  • IT and Cyber Capabilities as a Force Multiplier for Transnational Crime

    Kavanagh, Camino

    Pages 37-77

  • Measuring Illicit Trade and Its Wider Impact

    Lallerstedt, Karl

    Pages 79-109

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  • Catalysing and Evaluating Development Responses to Organized Crime

    Reitano, Tuesday

    Pages 111-120

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Hardcover 53,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72967-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organized Crime and Illicit Trade
Book Subtitle
How to Respond to This Strategic Challenge in Old and New Domains
Editors
  • Virginia Comolli
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72968-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72968-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72967-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 143
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