Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

Eric Michael Wilson, Eric Wilson
Pluto Press, 15. mars 2009 - 290 sider
Government of the Shadows analyses the concept of clandestine government. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organised crime are linked -- and how they ultimately work to the advantage of state and corporate power. The book shows that legitimate government is now routinely accompanied by extra-governmental covert operations. Using a variety of case studies, from the mafia in Italy to programmes for food and reconstruction in Iraq, the contributors illustrate that para-political structures are not 'deviant', but central to the operation of global governments. The creation of this truly parallel world-economy, the source of huge political and economic potential, entices states to undertake new forms of regulation, either through their own intelligence agencies, or through the more shadowy world of criminal cartels.

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Deconstructing the Shadows
Approaching the Dual State
Governing Through Globalised Crime

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Eric Wilson is Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne. Tim Lindsey is Professor of Asian Law, Director of the Asian Law Centre and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam, both at the University of Melbourne.

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