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Kidnap : inside the ransom business

Author: Anja Shortland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition, impression: 1View all editions and formats

Ransom is a lucrative but very tricky business. Based on in-depth interviews with experts, this book provides an economic analysis of how the trade in hostages works, and uncovers an intricate and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anja Shortland
ISBN: 9780198815471 0198815476
OCLC Number: 1089342654
Description: XIV, 249 pagina's : illustraties ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Kidnap for Ransom as a BusinessPart I: Why People are Kidnapped for Ransom2. Understanding Patterns of Kidnapping3. The Protectors ChoicePart II. Making Kidnapping Insurable4. What is Kidnap for Ransom Insurance?5. Crafting an Effective Protection Contract6. The Price of a Life7. The Case of the CEC Future8. Trading with Kidnappers9. Governing Kidnap for RansomPart III. When Kidnaps Go Wrong10. Why Do Hostages Die?11. DebriefNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Anja Shortland.


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