Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
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If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
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NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Louise I. Shelley is the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy and University Professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, and founder and director of its Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center. Her many books include Human Trafficking and Dirty Entanglements. She lives in Washington, DC.
This is an informative study of the vast and pervasive problem of criminal trade. * Publishers Weekly * This is a refreshingly straightforward economic study. * Pennsylvania Literary Journal * Illicit trade is changing global politics, economics, and society and Louise Shelley, one of the world's leading experts on transnational crime, shows how. This book is an indispensable update of the new forms that illicit activities are taking worldwide. A must-read. -Moises Naim, distinguished fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of Illicit and The End of Power Written by a leading scholar in the field of transnational and organized crime, Dark Commerce is impressive in its scope and detail. Shelley makes noteworthy comparisons of illicit markets and commendably traverses areas as diverse as rhino poaching and cybercrime. There is no other comparable book. -Peter Grabosky, author of Cybercrime Dark Commerce argues that economic globalization in the last three decades has facilitated illicit trade on an unprecedented scale. This comprehensive book describes and analyzes organized crime in its contemporary manifestation while at the same time placing it in a historical context. With a huge quantity of data, this work makes a significant contribution to understanding the power of organized crime today and the need for much stronger recognition of its impact. -Laurence Cockcroft, cofounder of Transparency International and author of Global Corruption Shelley's tour de force will stand as a monument in the field of illicit trade. Encyclopedic in factual reach and brilliant in explanatory power, Dark Commerce will be indispensable to policymakers, law enforcement officials, and scholars seeking to understand, regulate, and combat unlawful commerce in cyberspace and globalization's nether economy. -Alan D. Bersin, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Dark Commerce tells a gripping tale of how the exponential growth of illicit trade is risking human and planetary well-being. Shelley documents the mechanisms of illicit trade and helps us understand how it is causing an explosion in environmental crime and contributing to the world's sixth extinction. Revealing the sordid underbelly of a globalized trading system, this book is a must-read for all who are concerned with our collective future. -Frances Beinecke, former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council [A] useful survey of varying kinds of black and dark markets. ---Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution Shelley unpeels [organized crime's] disturbing dynamics today through case studies such as Silk Road, a vastly lucrative cybersupermarket, and the much-documented illegal market in rhino horn . . . and she lucidly lays out the dark economy's planetary costs, as it escalates biodiversity loss and deforestation. ---Barb Kiser, Nature