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Dark Commerce (eBook)

How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future

de Louise I. Shelley 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Princeton University Press
Edição ou reimpressão: novembro de 2018
25,94€
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A comprehensive look at the world of illicit trade

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, asDark Commerce shows, now operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. In this new world of illicit commerce, which benefits states and diverse participants, trade is impersonal and anonymized, and vast profits are made in short periods with limited accountability to sellers, intermediaries, and purchasers.

Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal tradethe markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The illicit economy exacerbates many of the worlds destabilizing phenomena: the perpetuation of conflicts, the proliferation of arms and weapons of mass destruction, and environmental degradation and extinction. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goodsdrugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeitsand contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property.

Demonstrating that illicit trade is a business the global community cannot afford to ignore and must work together to address,Dark Commerce considers diverse ways of responding to this increasing challenge.

Dark Commerce
How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future
ISBN: 9780691184296 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: Princeton University Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: PDF i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Política  >  Política em Geral

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