Download e-book for iPad: Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary by Carolyn Nordstrom

By Carolyn Nordstrom

ISBN-10: 0520250958

ISBN-13: 9780520250956

ISBN-10: 0520250966

ISBN-13: 9780520250963

Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of worldwide crime during this gorgeous paintings of anthropology that has the facility to alter the best way we expect concerning the global. to write down this publication, she spent 3 years touring to sizzling spots in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the USA investigating the dynamics of unlawful exchange round the world—from blood diamonds and palms to prescribed drugs, exotica, and staples like meals and oil. Global Outlaws peels away the layers of an unlimited economic system that extends from a battle orphan in Angola promoting Marlboros in the street to strong transnational networks achieving throughout continents and oceans. Nordstrom's impressive fieldwork contains interviews with rankings of informants, together with the smugglers, sufferers, energy elite, and profiteers who populate those fiscal struggle zones. Her compelling research, displaying that the sum overall of extra-legal actions represents an important a part of the world's financial system, offers a brand new framework for knowing twenty-first-century economics and financial strength. Global Outlaws powerfully unearths the illusions and realities of safeguard in all parts of shipping and alternate and illuminates some of the tough moral difficulties those extra-legal actions pose.

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