By Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva,Ted Robert Gurr

ISBN-10: 0415506484

ISBN-13: 9780415506489

ISBN-10: 0415657784

ISBN-13: 9780415657785

This ebook examines the trans-border connections among militant and felony networks and the connection among those and the states within which they operate.

"Unholy alliances" is a time period used to explain hybrid trans-border militant and felony networks that pose critical threats to defense in Europe and in other places. id networks give you the foundation for militant companies utilizing violent concepts – insurgency and terrorism – for political ambitions. to achieve cash and guns militant networks may well identify legal corporations, or align with latest trans-border felony and monetary networks.

This booklet extends the concept that of unholy alliances to incorporate the trans-state criminal syndicates that come up in failed and dysfunctional states, exemplified through Serbia and Bulgaria in the course of their post-Communist transitions. to accommodate this complicated and unconventional topic, the authors boost a theoretical framework that appears at 4 sorts of components conditioning the interplay among the political and the legal: trans-state identification networks, armed clash, the stability of marketplace possibilities and constraints, and the position of volatile and corrupt states. the quantity additionally examines actors at degrees of study: the constitution and actions of militant (and/or legal) networks, and the regulations of country actors that form and reshape the interplay of possibilities and constraints.

This ebook might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of terrorism, insurgency, transnational crime, warfare and clash reports, and IR in general.

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