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Gangster capitalism : the United States and the global rise of organized crime

Author: Michael Woodiwiss
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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Contends that corrupt big businesses and governments have nullified and surpassed organized crime through a gradual shifting of rules that have served to dangerously legitimize and broaden proto-criminal behavior, explaining how multinational corporations within the global economy are providing the world's most significant opportunities for illegal profit.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Woodiwiss
ISBN: 0786716711 9780786716715
OCLC Number: 62083585
Notes: "How big business and big government adopted the wise guy approach and muscled organized crime into irrelevance"--Page 4 of cover.
"First published in the UK by Constable ... 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The United States and gangster capitalism: 1. Cradle to crematorium, womb to cadaver lab ; 2. Barons, crusaders and the land of criminal opportunity, 1880-1920 ; 3. The racket-ridden Twenties and the origins of the Great Depression ; 4. The New Deal and organized crime ; 5. States of denial and Mafia distractions ; 6. Capital corruption ; 7. Zero tolerance and the rise of gangs --
pt. 2. The United States and setting the global agenda on organized crime: 8. The broken promise of Roosevelt's global freedoms ; 9. Nixon and the New World Economic Disorder ; 10. The war on drugs and the rise of international drug traffic ; 11. Dumbing the international response to drugs and organized crime --
pt. 3. A world of criminal opportunity, 1965- : 12. Suharto and the looting of Indonesia ; 13. Marcos takes the Philippines ; 14. Mobutu and debt in Africa ; 15. Bankers and international crime ; 16. Evasion, flight and fraud in McWorld ; 17. Toxic capitalism ; 18. Smuggling, violence and corruption in the international arms bazaar ; 19. The traffic in exploitable people ; 20. SAPs, Slums and the new slavery.
Other Titles: United States and the global rise of organized crime
Responsibility: Michael Woodiwiss.

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Contends that corrupt big businesses and governments have nullified and surpassed organized crime through a gradual shifting of rules that have served to dangerously legitimize and broaden proto-criminal behavior, explaining how multinational corporations within the global economy are providing the world's most significant opportunities for illegal profit.

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