This book examines the relationship between state fragility and corruption. It analyzes a variety of regions throughout the world, including Latin America, Central Asia and the Middle East, Africa, Central America and Mexico, South America, and Russia. States that are plagued by high levels of state fragility and corruption facilitate illicit activities and other criminal enterprises. 3 Tables, color; 3 Illustrations, color; 23 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 202 p. 26 illus., 3 illus. in color.