Illicit

Author: Moises Naim
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407058658
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Political Science

From Moses Naim, the author of The End of Power, which was Mark Zuckerberg's first ever Facebook book club selection. Any newspaper anywhere in the world, any day, carries news about illegal migrants, drug busts, smuggled weapons, laundered money, or counterfeit goods The intense media coverage devoted to the war on terrorism has helped to obscure the other new wars of globalisation.Illicit international trade pits governments against agile, well-financed networks of highly dedicated individuals. Religious zeal or political goals drive terrorists, but profit is no less a motivator for murder, mayhem, and global insecurity than religious fanaticism. Illicit is the first book to reveal the full scale of this dark underground. It uncovers the connections between illegal industries and shows how they join forces to breed new lines of business, feed off political instability, foster violence and enable terrorism. How do pirated movies or CD's find their way to illegal markets worldwide even before they are released? And how, in our free, modern world, have over 30 million women and children - in South East Asia alone - been trafficked in the past ten years?

DARKNET

Author: Daniel Suarez
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644442917
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Die Welt ist nur ein Spiel – das Überleben der Menschheit der Preis. Ein DAEMON hat die digitale Welt erobert, und wer das Internet beherrscht, beherrscht auch den Planeten. Die Menschen, die sich ihm unterordnen, erleben die Realität wie ein Computerspiel und werden mit ungeheuren Kräften ausgestattet. Nach und nach gewinnt der DAEMON immer mehr Macht jenseits der Datenströme. Und staunend erkennt die Menschheit: Vielleicht ist das die Rettung der Zivilisation. Doch diejenigen, die bisher das Sagen hatten, wollen sich nicht kampflos entthronen lassen. So treten die Söldnerarmeen des Global Business an gegen den DAEMON. Und bald herrscht Terror in allen Ländern, brennen Städte und Dörfer, rüsten sich zwei Heere zur letzten Schlacht. «Diese beiden Romane bilden zusammen den Cyberthriller, an dem sich in Zukunft alle anderen messen lassen müssen.» (Publishers Weekly über DAEMON und DARKNET)

Illegale M rkte in Postkonfliktgesellschaften

Author: Nina Engwicht
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593506456
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Political Science

Was wird aus Kriegsökonomien, wenn Kriege enden? Nina Engwicht untersucht die Entwicklung illegaler Märkte im Spannungsfeld von Reform und fragiler Staatlichkeit am Beispiel des berühmt-berüchtigten Diamantenmarktes in Sierra Leone. Sie blickt aus einer sozialwissenschaftlichen Perspektive auf den illegalen Markt in der Postkonfliktgesellschaft und zeigt, dass andauernde Illegalität die Friedenskonsolidierung nicht notwendig gefährdet.

Narconomics

Author: Tom Wainwright
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641161743
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Was haben Coca-Cola, McDonald’s und der internationale Drogenhandel gemeinsam? Der Drogenhandel ist ein globalisiertes, vernetztes und hoch professionalisiertes Geschäftsfeld mit einem Jahresumsatz von 300 Milliarden Dollar, Tendenz steigend. Wie man sich als aufstrebendes Kartell ein Stück vom Kuchen sichert? Indem man von den Besten des Big Business lernt. Denn die Strategien, die für Konzerne wie H&M, Coca-Cola und McDonald’s funktionieren, haben sich längst auch international erfolgreiche Drogenbarone angeeignet – von der richtigen PR über Offshoring, Assessment-Center und E-Commerce. In Narconomics vollzieht Wirtschaftsjournalist Wainwright die Wertschöpfungskette von Drogen wie Kokain nach, von der Koka-Ernte in den Anden bis zum Verkauf an unseren Straßenecken. Jahrelange Recherchen, gefahrenreiche Reisen zu den Brennpunkten des Drogenhandels und Interviews mit Beteiligten, ob minderjähriger Profikiller in den Straßen von Mexico City oder Polizist, Ganglord oder Staatspräsident, haben Wainwright tiefe Einblicke in eine einzigartig einträgliche und tödliche Branche beschert.

T dliche Fracht

Author: Matt Potter
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843700863
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: True Crime

Sie fliegen jede Fracht an jeden Ort. Ob Hilfsgüter, Waffen oder Drogen. Sie arbeiten für die USA und für Russland, für Hilfsorganisationen und für das organisierte Verbrechen. Nach dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion haben Piloten der Roten Armee das größte Schmuggler-Netzwerk der Welt aufgebaut – das bis heute nahezu unbekannt ist. Der britische Journalist Matt Potter hat diese Männer bei ihren gefährlichen Geschäftsreisen begleitet. Er enthüllt, wie das Piloten-Netzwerk funktioniert und welche dubiosen Beziehungen es zu Diktatoren, Geheimdiensten und westlichen Regierungen unterhält.

Internationale Wettbewerbsstrategien

Author: Ralph Berndt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540745860
Release Date: 2007-09-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Der rasante Aufstieg Chinas zur wirtschaftlichen Macht zwingt Manager in Europa, sich mit den wirtschaftlich relevanten Bedingungen Chinas auseinanderzusetzen, um geeignete Strategien zu entwickeln. Der Sammelband führt in allgemeine Wettbewerbsstrategien ein und entwirft zusätzlich spezielle Strategien für den Wettbewerb auf dem chinesischen Markt. Die Beiträge stammen von Management-Spezialisten aus Europa, Asien und den USA an der GSBA, Zürich.

Illicit Transnational Businesses in a Global Economy How Criminals and Terrorists Pay the Bills

Author: Andre Keuck
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557135400
Release Date: 2009-10-08
Genre:

This writing examines the structures and procedures of illicit businesses: the narcotics trade, arms smuggling, and human trafficking, and discuss their operations within a legal and financial context. Subsequent sections explore the thread that ties all of these enterprises together: money laundering (ML). It looks at practices money launderers use to mask illegal income; and then describes the anti-money laundering (AML) and countering of terrorist financing (CTF)-oriented legal mechanisms that are used to combat them, with an emphasis on UK and US law. The final section considers the status of the techniques used to counter the flow of illegal money, and makes recommendations for their improvement.

Illicit Trade and the Global Economy

Author: Cláudia Costa Storti
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262297806
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Business & Economics

As international trade has expanded dramatically in the postwar period--an expansion accelerated by the opening of China, Russia, India, and Eastern Europe--illicit international trade has grown in tandem with it. This volume uses the economist's toolkit to examine the economic, political, and social problems resulting from such illicit activities as illegal drug trade, smuggling, and organized crime. The contributors consider several aspects of the illegal drug market, including the sometimes puzzling relationships among purity, price, and risk; the effect of globalization on the heroin and cocaine markets, examined both through mathematical models and with empirical data from the U.K; the spread of khat, a psychoactive drug imported legally to the U.K. as a vegetable; and the economic effect of the "war on drugs" on producer and consumer countries. Other chapters examine the hidden financial flows of organized crime, patterns of smuggling in international trade, Iran's illicit trading activity, and the impact of mafia-like crime on foreign direct investment in Italy.

Finance Development March 2006

Author: International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781455293001
Release Date: 2006-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

For policymakers around the world, finding ways to promote faster growth is a top priority. But what exactly do economists know and not know about growth? What direction should future research and policymaking take? This issue explores this topic, starting with a major World Bank study and research coming out of Harvard University that urges less reliance on simple formulas and the elusive search for best practices, and greater reliance on deeper economic analysis to identify each country's binding constraint(s) on growth. Other articles highlight IMF research on pinpointing effective levers for growth in developing countries and Africa's experience with growth accelerations. Also in the issue are pieces examining global economic imbalances, rapid credit growth in Eastern and Central Europe, and ways to boost productivity growth in Europe and Japan. In Straight Talk, Raghuram Rajan argues that if we want microfinance to become more than a fad, it has to follow the clear and unsentimental path of adding value and making money. Asian Development Bank's Haruhiko Kuroda sets out his vision for a new financial architecture in Asia. Finally, Picture This takes an in-depth look at global employment trends.

Sex Drugs and Body Counts

Author: Peter Andreas
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801457067
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre: Social Science

Big, attention-grabbing numbers are frequently used in policy debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia." "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More than 650,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the U.S. occupation of Iraq." "Between 600,000 and 800,000 women are trafficked across borders every year." "Money laundering represents as much as 10 percent of global GDP." "Internet child porn is a $20 billion-a-year industry." Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill see only one problem: these numbers are probably false. Their continued use and abuse reflect a much larger and troubling pattern: policymakers and the media naively or deliberately accept highly politicized and questionable statistical claims about activities that are extremely difficult to measure. As a result, we too often become trapped by these mythical numbers, with perverse and counterproductive consequences. This problem exists in myriad policy realms. But it is particularly pronounced in statistics related to the politically charged realms of global crime and conflict-numbers of people killed in massacres and during genocides, the size of refugee flows, the magnitude of the illicit global trade in drugs and human beings, and so on. In Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and policy analysts critically examine the murky origins of some of these statistics and trace their remarkable proliferation. They also assess the standard metrics used to evaluate policy effectiveness in combating problems such as terrorist financing, sex trafficking, and the drug trade. Contributors: Peter Andreas, Brown University; Thomas J. Biersteker, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies-Geneva; Sue E. Eckert, Brown University; David A. Feingold, Ophidian Research Institute and UNESCO; H. Richard Friman, Marquette University; Kelly M. Greenhill, Tufts University and Harvard University; John Hagan, Northwestern University; Lara J. Nettelfield, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals and Simon Fraser University; Wenona Rymond-Richmond, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Winifred Tate, Colby College; Kay B. Warren, Brown University

Underground Economies and Illegal Imports

Author: Donald E. DeKieffer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195394887
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Underground Economies and Illegal Imports: Business and Legal Strategies to Address Illegal Commerce is a unique resource for lawyers and their clients facing the chaotic landscape of illegal trade in the black and gray markets, where legal remedies are often unobtainable or impracticable. Donald E. deKieffer-a practitioner who has represented more than 60 Fortune 500 companies both in the US and abroad-provides clear descriptions of how international supply and distribution chains are attacked by clever and not-so-subtle thieves around the world. This book is also a helpful source of examples and instructions on how to prepare for these attacks, and the best remedies when they do occur. Underground Economies and Illegal Imports: Business and Legal Strategies to Address Illegal Commerce is a one-of-a-kind guide to the underside of international trade for businesses, law enforcement and policy-makers. The illicit dealers in legitimate (or not-so-legitimate) merchandise are often linked with transnational criminal elements and even terrorists. This book assists international traders in avoiding these problems, or ameliorating any effects.

Introduction to International Political Economy

Author: David N. Balaam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317347309
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Genre: Political Science

A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context This text surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.

Human Trafficking

Author: Louise Shelley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139489775
Release Date: 2010-07-29
Genre: Political Science

This book examines all forms of human trafficking globally, revealing the operations of the trafficking business and the nature of the traffickers themselves. Using a historical and comparative perspective, it demonstrates that there is more than one business model of human trafficking and that there are enormous variations in human trafficking in different regions of the world. Drawing on a wide body of academic research - actual prosecuted cases, diverse reports and field work and interviews conducted by the author over the last sixteen years in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the former socialist countries - Louise Shelley concludes that human trafficking will grow in the twenty-first century as a result of economic and demographic inequalities in the world, the rise of conflicts and possibly global climate change. Coordinated efforts of government, civil society, the business community, multilateral organizations and the media are needed to stem its growth.