Government of the Shadows (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
2009-01-20
Förlag
Pluto Press
Medarbetare
Wilson, Eric (ed.)
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
231 x 155 x 23 mm
Vikt
568 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
409:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780745326245
Government of the Shadows (inbunden)

Government of the Shadows

Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

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This book uncovers the activities of clandestine governments. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organised crime are linked - and how they ultimately work to the advantage of state and corporate power. Using a variety of case studies, from the mafia in Italy to programmes for food and reconstruction in Iraq, the authors illustrate that parapolitical structures are not 'deviant', but central to the operation of global governments. The creation of this parallel world economy, the source of huge political and economic potential, entices states to undertake new forms of regulation, either through their own intelligence agencies, or through the more shadowy world of criminal cartels.
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Eric Wilson is Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, engaged with questions of critical legal theory and the history and philosophy of international law. He is the author of Government of the Shadows (Pluto, 2009).

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Acknowledgements Introduction: Parapolitics, Shadow Governance and Criminal Sovereignty Robert Cribb (Australian National University, Canberra) and Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley) PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES 1. Deconstructing the Shadows by Eric Wilson (Monash University, Victoria, Australia) 2. Democratic State vs. Deep State: Approaching the Dual State of the West by Ola Tunander (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo) 3. Governing Through Globalised Crime by Mark Findlay (University of Sydney) 4. Prospering from Crime: Money Laundering and Financial Crises by Guilhem Fabre (Le Harve University, France) 5. The Shadow Economy: Markets, Crime and the State by Howard Dick (University of Melbourne) 6. Transnational Crime and Global Illicit Economies by Vincenzo Ruggiero (Middlesex University) 7. Redefining Statehood in the Global Periphery by William Reno (Northwestern University, Illinois) PART II: CASE STUDIES 8. The Sicilian Mafia: Para-state and Adventure Capitalism by Henner Hess (University of Frankfurt) 9. Drugs, Parapolitics, and Mexico: The DFS, the Drug Traffic, and the United States by Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley) 10. Parapolitics and Afghanistan by Rensselaer W. Lee III (Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia) 11. From Drug Lords to Warlords: Illegal Drugs and the 'Unintended' Consequences of Drug Policies in Colombia by Francisco Thoumi (Universidad del Rosario, Bogota) 12. Covert Netherworld: Clandestine Services and Criminal Syndicates in Shaping the Philippine State by Alfred W. McCoy (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 13. Beyond Democratic Checks and Balances: The Propaganda Due Masonic Lodge and the CIA in Italy's First Republic by Daniele Ganser (Freelance historian, has taught at universities in Switzerland including Basel) Notes on Contributors Index