Asif Efrat

in Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199760305
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950010 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the global cooperative efforts against illicit trade, focusing on the domestic and international political conflicts underlying these efforts. Specifically, the book seeks to answer two central questions. First, why are cooperative endeavors against illicit trade so controversial? Why do some governments support these endeavors, while others vehemently resist them? Second, when and how do governments overcome the international disagreements and establish cooperation against illicit trade? The chapter then discusses cooperation against illicit trade and presents the book's central argument. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: illicit trade; international cooperation; political conflicts

Chapter.  7587 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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