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Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder: International Cooperation against Illicit Trade

Asif Efrat

Abstract

From human trafficking to smuggling small arms to looting antiquities, illicit trade poses significant threats to international order. So why is it difficult to establish international cooperation against illicit trade? This book offers a novel, thought-provoking answer to this crucial question. Conventional wisdom holds that powerful criminal groups obstruct efforts to suppress illicit trade. In contrast, this book explains how legitimate actors, such as arms manufacturers or museums that acquire and display looted antiquities, often act to hinder policing efforts. However, such efforts to ev ... More

Keywords: smuggling, human trafficking, antiquities, international order, illicit trade, policing, political conflict, drug control, sex trafficking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199760305
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760305.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asif Efrat, author
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

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