Illicit by Moises Naim
How Smugglers, Traffickers and Counterfeiters are Hijacking the Global Economy

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A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments.In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Naím illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them. From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Naím reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard — and so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.


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About Moises Naim

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Moisés Naím is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an internationally syndicated columnist. For over a decade he was the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine and under his leadership, the magazine was re-launched, won the National Magazine award for General Excellence three times and became one of the world's most influential publications in international affairs. Naím also served as Venezuela's Minister of Industry and Trade and as executive director of the World Bank. Naím holds a PhD from MIT and lives in Washington, DC.
 
Published October 10, 2006 by Anchor. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Troubling and comprehensive examination of the post–Cold War explosion in illegal commerce.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Illicit: How Smugglers, Traff...

Publishers Weekly

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In this sweeping and informative work, Foreign Policy editor Naím demystifies the global trade in illegal goods and services and, in the process, presents

Aug 15 2005 | Read Full Review of Illicit: How Smugglers, Traff...

BC Books

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It takes a hard look at the role of traffickers and trafficking networks in transforming politics, economics and borders.

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Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy .

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