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Dark commerce : how a new illicit economy is threatening our future

Author: Louise I Shelley
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. In the past three decades, the most advanced forms of illicit trade have broken with all historical precedents and, as Dark Commerce shows, now operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. In this new world of illicit commerce, which benefits  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Shelley
ISBN: 9780691170183 0691170185
OCLC Number: 1032588465
Description: xiii, 357 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the fundamental transformation of illicit trade --
Illicit trade: past as prologue --
The making of modern illicit trade: from 1800 to the end of the Cold War --
How did we get here? Drivers of the post-Cold War expansion --
The tragic trajectory of the rhino horn trade --
Business models: historical transformation of illicit entrepreneurship and trade --
Destroyers of human life --
Destroyers of the planet --
Summing up --
Conclusion: countering the challenges posed by illicit trade.
Other Titles: How a new illicit economy is threatening our future
Responsibility: Louise I. Shelley.

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"[A] useful survey of varying kinds of black and dark markets."---Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution "Shelley unpeels [organized crime's] disturbing dynamics today through case studies such as Silk Read more...

 
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