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Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

Anja P. Jakobi


Crime has become a prominent issue on both national and international agendas, marked by a proliferation of regulations, growing budgets and increased political exchange. Based on sociological institutionalism, this book explains the rise of global crime governance as a process of rationalization in world society. Global crime governance leads to an increasingly homogenous definition and prosecution of crime, but it also shows variance: some crime policies are institutionalized coherently or attached to strong international organizations, while others are only weak or dispersed across differen ... More

Keywords: Global crime governance, international relations, international relations theory, world society, crime, global governance, norms, United States/USA, sociological institutionalism, comparative criminology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674602
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anja P. Jakobi, author
Senior Research Associate, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Darmstadt

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