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The Resource Dark commerce : how a new illicit economy is threatening our future, Louise I. Shelley

Dark commerce : how a new illicit economy is threatening our future, Louise I. Shelley

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Dark commerce : how a new illicit economy is threatening our future
Title
Dark commerce
Title remainder
how a new illicit economy is threatening our future
Statement of responsibility
Louise I. Shelley
Title variation
How a new illicit economy is threatening our future
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. In the past three decades, the most advanced forms of illicit trade have broken with all historical precedents and, as Dark Commerce shows, now operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. In this new world of illicit commerce, which benefits states and diverse participants, trade is impersonal and anonymized, and vast profits are made in short periods with limited accountability to sellers, intermediaries, and purchasers. Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade--the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The illicit economy exacerbates many of the world's destabilizing phenomena: the perpetuation of conflicts, the proliferation of arms and weapons of mass destruction, and environmental degradation and extinction. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goods--drugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeits--and contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelley, Louise I
Dewey number
  • 330
  • 338.43364
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black market
  • Crime and globalization
  • Internet fraud
  • Black market
  • Crime and globalization
  • Internet fraud
Label
Dark commerce : how a new illicit economy is threatening our future, Louise I. Shelley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-348) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the fundamental transformation of illicit trade -- Illicit trade: past as prologue -- The making of modern illicit trade: from 1800 to the end of the Cold War -- How did we get here? Drivers of the post-Cold War expansion -- The tragic trajectory of the rhino horn trade -- Business models: historical transformation of illicit entrepreneurship and trade -- Destroyers of human life -- Destroyers of the planet -- Summing up -- Conclusion: countering the challenges posed by illicit trade
Control code
on1032588465
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780691170183
Lccn
2018938103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032588465
Label
Dark commerce : how a new illicit economy is threatening our future, Louise I. Shelley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the fundamental transformation of illicit trade -- Illicit trade: past as prologue -- The making of modern illicit trade: from 1800 to the end of the Cold War -- How did we get here? Drivers of the post-Cold War expansion -- The tragic trajectory of the rhino horn trade -- Business models: historical transformation of illicit entrepreneurship and trade -- Destroyers of human life -- Destroyers of the planet -- Summing up -- Conclusion: countering the challenges posed by illicit trade
Control code
on1032588465
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780691170183
Lccn
2018938103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032588465

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