McMafia a journey through the global criminal underworld

by Glenny, Misha.

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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.
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.
Xanadu I
Xanadu II
The theater of crime
Black and white
pt. 3. Drugs and cybercrime.
March of fear
Code orange
pt. 4. The future of organized crime.
The overunderworld
The future of organized crime.

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Subjects Organized crime
Transnational crime
True Crime
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group,2008
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780307268624
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