Transnational Organized Crime

Analyses of a Global Challenge to Democracy
(Conception: Regine Schönenberg and Annette von Schönfeld)

Transnational organized crime interferes with the everyday lives of more and more people – and represents a serious threat to democracy. By now, organized crime has become an inherent feature of economic globalization, and the fine line between the legal and illegal operation of business networks is blurred. Additionally, few experts could claim to have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations governing the international flow of trade, and hence of the borderline towards criminal transactions.

This book offers contributions from 12 countries around the world authored by 25 experts from a wide range of academic disciplines, representatives from civil society organizations and private industry, journalists, as well as activists. Recognizing the complexity of the issue, this publication provides a cross cultural and multi-disciplinary analysis of transnational organized crime including a historical approach from different regional and cultural contexts.

Inhalt

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 8
  3. Preface

    Seiten 9 - 10
  4. I. Introduction

    Seiten 11 - 16
  5. 1. Money Laundering: Motives, Methods, Impact, and Countermeasures

    Seiten 17 - 34
  6. 2. What Do a Tax Evader and a Money Launderer have in Common? The Role of Secrecy in the Financial Sector

    Seiten 35 - 40
  7. 3. "People should not be punished for being honest!"

    Seiten 41 - 46
  8. 4. Organized Crime in Cyberspace

    Seiten 47 - 60
  9. 5. Judicial and Social Conditions for the Containment of Organized Crime: A Best Practice Account

    Seiten 61 - 74
  10. 1. INTRODUCTION

    Seiten 75 - 76
  11. 2.1 TWO SIDES OF A COIN? STATEBUILDING AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME NETWORKS IN AFGHANISTAN

    Seiten 77 - 90
  12. 2.2 "MIRED IN DECEPTION" - NARCOTICS AND POLITICS IN AFGHANISTAN

    Seiten 91 - 108
  13. 2.3 HOW TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN AFGHANISTAN: A COMMUNITY PROJECT EXAMPLE

    Seiten 109 - 114
  14. 3.1 BLACK ECONOMY IN INDIA AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME: UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY

    Seiten 115 - 126
  15. 4.1 ORGANIZED AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME IN WEST AFRICA

    Seiten 127 - 144
  16. 5.1 FROM APARTHEID TO 2020: THE EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZED CRIMINAL NETWORKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Seiten 145 - 148
  17. 6.1 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS IN MEXICO

    Seiten 149 - 160
  18. 6.2 Extortion in Everyday Life in Mexico

    Seiten 161 - 168
  19. 6.3 CIVIL SOCIETY'S STRATEGIES TO CONFRONT GROWING INSECURITY AND VIOLENCE IN MEXICO

    Seiten 169 - 178
  20. 7.1 VIOLENCE AND ORGANIZED CRIME IN BRAZIL: THE CASE OF "MILITIAS" IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    Seiten 179 - 188
  21. 7.2 ROOTS OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE AMAZON

    Seiten 189 - 198
  22. 7.3 IF THE MPF WOULD NOT GO FOR IT, WHO WILL?

    Seiten 199 - 202
  23. 7.4 UNHOLY ALLIANCES OR CREATIVE PROCESSES? SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACHES POINT OUT NEW WAYS TOWARD LOCAL HARM REDUCTION

    Seiten 203 - 210
  24. 8.1 A "BLACK HOLE" IN EUROPE? THE SOCIAL AND DISCURSIVE REALITY OF CRIME IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY'S TACIT COMPLICITY

    Seiten 211 - 232
  25. 8.2 TRAFFICKING IN ORGANS, TISSUES, AND CELLS IS SOMETIMES PART OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    Seiten 233 - 238
  26. 9.1 ORGANIZED CRIME AND CORRUPTION - NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES

    Seiten 239 - 266
  27. 10.1 CIVIL SOCIETY'S ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE 'NDRANGHETA

    Seiten 267 - 276
  28. 10.2 AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO COMBAT THE MAFIA: CONFISCATION OF CRIMINAL ASSETS

    Seiten 277 - 284
  29. 11.1 THE MAFIA AND ORGANIZED CRIME IN GERMANY

    Seiten 285 - 294
  30. IV. Outlook

    Seiten 295 - 296
  31. ABBREVIATIONS

    Seiten 297 - 298
  32. Authors

    Seiten 299 - 308
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»The broad range of perspectives and multi-professional approach are refreshing and fit well into the editors mission to focus on features of TOC that are not generally brought into conversation with each other.«
Nicholas Dietrich, H-Soz-u-Kult, 06.12.2013
Book title
Transnational Organized Crime Analyses of a Global Challenge to Democracy
(Conception: Regine Schönenberg and Annette von Schönfeld)
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
312
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2495-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1729
BIC-Code
JKV JFFS JPHV
BISAC-Code
SOC004000 POL033000 SOC026000 POL007000
THEMA-Code
JKV GTQ JPHV
Release date
2013-06-11
Edition
1
Topics
Globalisierung, Gewalt, Politik
Readership
Sociology, Economics, Politics and a broader public audience
Keywords/Tags
Transnational Organized Crime, Globalization, Money Laundering, Corruption, Narcotics, Mafia, Human Trafficking, Democracy, Politics, Violence, Sociology of Crime, International Relations, Political Science

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