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Transnational Crime and Black Spots

Rethinking Sovereignty and the Global Economy

Authors: Brown, Stuart S., Hermann, Margaret G.

    • ​Contributes to the emerging body of research on transnational crime
    • Rethinks the concepts of sovereignty, the new economic geography, and their relevance to the illicit global economy
    • Builds on 80 case studies of places governed by insurgent, terrorist, and transnational criminal organizations
    • Catalogues the flows of a range of illicit activities including the trafficking in drugs, weapons, people, and natural resources as well as money laundering and terrorism

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About this book

“The strength of this book is its unpacking of the major patterns – intra-regionally, cross-nationally, and internationally – of Black Spots, the safe havens used for illicit activity.  This is a work that will have a clear impact on the scholarship of transnational crime and the geopolitics of the illicit global economy.”
—Jeremy Morris, Aarhus University, Denmark 

 Insurgent, terrorist, and transnational criminal organizations seek places that they can operate from with minimum interference from law enforcement. This book examines 80 such safe havens which operate outside of effective state-based government control and are sustained by illicit economic activities. Brown and Hermann call these geographic locations ‘black spots’, because like black holes in astronomy that defy the laws of Newtonian physics, they defy the world as defined by the Westphalian state system. They map the flow of phenomena such as trafficking in drugs, weapons, and people, providing an unusually clear view of the hubs and networks that form as a result.  As transnational crime is increasing on the internet, the authors also explore if there are places in cyberspace which can be considered black spots,  They conclude by elaborating the challenges that black spots raise to law enforcement and both national and international governments.

About the authors

 Stuart Brown is Director of the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) program at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA. In his teaching and research, he specializes in international macroeconomics and international political economy.

Margaret G. Hermann is Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA. Her research and teaching focus on understanding the effects of different types of leaders and organizations on the management of crises that cross borders. 

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Hardcover 69,67 €
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  • Due: July 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49669-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Crime and Black Spots
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Sovereignty and the Global Economy
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49670-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49669-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 166
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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