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McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld, Misha Glenny

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McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld
Title
McMafia
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a journey through the global criminal underworld
Statement of responsibility
Misha Glenny
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Language
eng
Summary
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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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6441
LC item number
.G54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld, Misha Glenny
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McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld, Misha Glenny
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"A Borzoi book."
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. The fall of communism. -- Death of an American -- Bloody lucre -- The Mafiya: midwives of capitalism -- Spreading the word -- pt. 2. Gold, money, diamonds, and banks. -- Aliyah -- Xanadu I -- Xanadu II -- The theater of crime -- Black and white -- pt. 3. Drugs and cybercrime. -- Buddies -- March of fear -- Code orange -- pt. 4. The future of organized crime. -- The overunderworld -- The future of organized crime
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 375 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400044115
Lccn
2007030522
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)162501937

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