Criminal-states and Criminal-soldiers
Edited by Robert J. Bunker
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Criminal-states and Criminal-soldiers by Robert J. Bunker
Book DescriptionThe United States and her allies have found themselves plunged into 'a war over [humanity's] future social and political organization' with criminal challengers to the nation-state form. These new wars are currently being fought globally with Al Qaeda, in Iraq with shifting coalitions of criminal gangs, insurgents, and Jihadi groups and throughout the Americas with the Maras (the first group of 3rd GEN Gangs to emerge). More new wars are poised to develop and the on-going ones are far from over, with more attacks upon the homelands of the US and her allies expected. This cutting edge book looks initially at the theoretical and legal side of criminal-state and criminal-soldier emergence and growth, before focusing on criminal-states and criminal-soldiers themselves, with particular attention paid to Al Qaeda, Hizballah, Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13), Caliphate and Mahdi concerns, Islamic Fundamentalist Use of Beheadings, Criminalization of Russian State Security, Nuclear Materials Trafficking, and Outlaw Private Security Firms. With the contributions from international experts, this book makes for critical reading for political scientists and criminal justice students and researchers, policy makers, and military and law enforcement practitioners. This book was previously published as a special issue of Global Crime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415462068
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"Meant to be a companion work to the earlier 'Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels, and Mercenaries' research project published by Routledge in 2010 and 2011 first as a special journal issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies and then as an edited book"--Page 1.
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