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McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld

Author: Misha Glenny
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Vintage Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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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 world-wide rise of organized crime. Today, it is estimated that illegal trade accounts for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Misha Glenny
ISBN: 9781400095124 1400095123 9780525564430 0525564438
OCLC Number: 236339908
Notes: "With a new foreword."--Cover.
Description: xx, 375, [1] pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword to the Vintage edition --
Introduction --
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 theater 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 --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
A note on sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Misha Glenny.

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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 world-wide rise of organized crime. Today, it is estimated that illegal trade accounts for one-fifth of the global GDP."--Cover.

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