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McMafia: A Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the deregulation of international financial markets in 1989, governments and entrepreneurs alike became intoxicated by dreams of newly opened markets. But no one could have foreseen that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the worldwide rise of organized crime. Today, it is estimated that illegal trade accounts for one-fifth of the global GDP.

In this fearless and wholly authoritative investigation of the seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares, veteran reporter Misha Glenny travels across five continents to speak with participants from every level of the global underworld—police, victims, politicians, and even the criminals themselves. What follows is a groundbreaking, propulsive look at an unprecedented phenomenon from a savvy, street-wise guide.

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Synopsis:

A critical study of the globalization of international organized crime explains how both global crime and terrorism are fueled by Western affluence and how demands for illegal wares and services have led to the spread of organized crime, and tracks the rise and influence of this global underworld in Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and beyond. 100,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

A study of the globalization of international organized crime explains how both global crime and terrorism are fueled by Western affluence and how demands for illegal wares and services have led to the spread of organized crime.

About the Author

Misha Glenny was educated at Bristol University in England and Charles University in Prague. He is also the author of The Rebirth of History, The Fall of Yugoslavia (which won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1993 for Best Book on Foreign Affairs), and The Balkans, 18041999. During the early 1990s he was the central Europe correspondent for the BBC World Service, and in 1993 he won a Sony Award for his coverage of Yugoslavia. He has contributed to most major U.S. and European newspapers and current affairs magazines and is regularly consulted by U.S. and European governments on Balkan issues. Misha Glenny lives in London.

Table of Contents

Pt. I: The fall of communism. Death of an American ; Bloody lucre ; The Mafiya--midwives of capitalism ; Spreading the word — Pt. II: Gold, money, diamonds and banks. Aliyah ; Xanadu I ; Xanadu II ; The theatre of crime ; Black and white — Pt. III: Drugs and cybercrime. Buddies ; March of fear ; Code orange — Pt. IV: The future of organized crime. The overunderworld ; The future of organized crime.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307268624
Subtitle:
A Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld
Publisher:
Knopf Books
Author:
Misha Glenny
Author:
Glenny, Misha
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Transnational crime
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Audio Books-Crime
Subject:
Audio Books-Sociology
Subject:
Crime-Mobs and Organized Crime
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
375

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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Product details 375 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307268624 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A critical study of the globalization of international organized crime explains how both global crime and terrorism are fueled by Western affluence and how demands for illegal wares and services have led to the spread of organized crime, and tracks the rise and influence of this global underworld in Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and beyond. 100,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A study of the globalization of international organized crime explains how both global crime and terrorism are fueled by Western affluence and how demands for illegal wares and services have led to the spread of organized crime.
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