Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326238 Published March 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745326245 Published March 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

Eric Wilson

Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty

Eric Wilson

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336 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326238 Published March 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745326245 Published March 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction:Parapolitics, Shadow Governance and Criminal Sovereignty
Robert Cribb (Australian National University, Canberra) and Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley)
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
1. Deconstructing the Shadows
Eric Wilson (Monash University, Victoria, Australia)
2. Democratic State vs. Deep State: Approaching the Dual State of the West
Ola Tunander (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo)
3. Governing Through Globalised Crime
Mark Findlay (University of Sydney)
4. Prospering from Crime: Money Laundering and Financial Crises
Guilhem Fabre (Le Harve University, France)
5. The Shadow Economy: Markets, Crime and the State
Howard Dick (University of Melbourne)
6. Transnational Crime and Global Illicit Economies
Vincenzo Ruggiero (Middlesex University)
7. Redefining Statehood in the Global Periphery
William Reno (Northwestern University, Illinois)
PART II: CASE STUDIES
8. The Sicilian Mafia: Para-state and Adventure Capitalism
Henner Hess (University of Frankfurt)
9. Drugs, Parapolitics, and Mexico: The DFS, the Drug Traffic, and the United States
Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley)
10. Parapolitics and Afghanistan
Rensselaer W. Lee III (Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia)
11. From Drug Lords to Warlords: Illegal Drugs and the 'Unintended' Consequences of Drug Policies in Colombia
Francisco Thoumi (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá)
12. Covert Netherworld: Clandestine Services and Criminal Syndicates in Shaping the Philippine State
Alfred W. McCoy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
13 Beyond Democratic Checks and Balances: The Propaganda Due Masonic Lodge and the CIA in Italy's First
Republic
Daniele Ganser (Freelance historian, has taught at universities in Switzerland including Basel)

Notes on Contributors
Index

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