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McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld

Author: Misha Glenny
Publisher: New York : Knopf Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st 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 forecasts of limitless expansion into newly open markets. No one would foresee that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the globalization of organized crime. This book is an encompassing, authoritative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Misha Glenny
ISBN: 9781400044115 1400044111 9781487003494 1487003498
OCLC Number: 162501937
Notes: "A Borzoi book."
Description: xvi, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The fall of communism --
Death of an American --
Bloody lucre --
The Mafiya--midwives of capitalism --
Spreading the word --
Gold, money, diamonds and banks --
Aliyah --
Xanadu I --
Xanadu II --
The theatre of crime --
Black and white --
Drugs and cybercrime --
Buddies --
March of fear --
Code orange --
The future of organized crime --
The overunderworld --
The future of organised crime.
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 forecasts of limitless expansion into newly open markets. No one would foresee that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the globalization of organized crime. This book is an encompassing, authoritative investigation of the now proven ability of organized crime worldwide to find and service markets driven by a seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares. Whether discussing the Russian mafia, Colombian drug cartels, or Chinese labor smugglers, Misha Glenny makes clear how organized crime feeds off the poverty of the developing world, how it exploits new technology in the forms of cybercrime and identity theft, and how both global crime and terror are fueled by an identical source: the triumphant material affluence of the West.--From publisher description.

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