McMafia : a journey through the global criminal underworld / Misha Glenny
- Glenny, Misha
- New York : Knopf Books, 2008.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- pt. 1. The fall of communism. -- Death of an American -- Bloody lucre -- The Mafiya: midwives of capitalism -- Spreading the word -- pt. 2. Gold, money, diamonds, and banks. -- Aliyah -- Xanadu I -- Xanadu II -- The theater of crime -- Black and white -- pt. 3. Drugs and cybercrime. -- Buddies -- March of fear -- Code orange -- pt. 4. The future of organized crime. -- The overunderworld -- The future of organized crime.
- With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the deregulation of international financial markets in 1989, governments and entrepreneurs alike became intoxicated by forecasts of limitless expansion into newly open markets. No one would foresee that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the globalization of organized crime. This book is an encompassing, authoritative investigation of the now proven ability of organized crime worldwide to find and service markets driven by a seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares. Whether discussing the Russian mafia, Colombian drug cartels, or Chinese labor smugglers, Misha Glenny makes clear how organized crime feeds off the poverty of the developing world, how it exploits new technology in the forms of cybercrime and identity theft, and how both global crime and terror are fueled by an identical source: the triumphant material affluence of the West.--From publisher description.
- "A Borzoi book."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Brandywine copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20078.
Worthington Scranton copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20089.
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