Leslie Holmes and a team of specialists from three continents analyse terrorism, organised crime and corruption both individually and in terms of the connections between them. It is argued that if we are better to understand these three phenomena, their links not only to each other but also to corporate crime need to be analysed.
There has been a marked growth in the awareness of corruption, organised crime and terrorism in recent years, especially since the end of the Cold War. Yet the linkages and resonances between these three forms of anti-social and anti-state behaviour are still not sufficiently recognised. Leslie Holmes and his fellow contributors analyse all three phenomena in concert to explain why it has taken so long for states, international organisations and the public to begin to appreciate the interplay between them. It is demonstrated that, while the recent growing awareness of connections between these three types of crime is welcome, there is also a fourth player that must sometimes be considered; transnational corporations. Although the book focuses mainly on Europe, Australia and the US, much of the analysis and theorising has global relevance.
This timely book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in political science, international relations, international political economy, security studies and criminology.
Edited by Leslie Holmes, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia and Recurrent Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Italy, Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw, Poland and People's University, Beijing, China
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Leslie Holmes 2. Terrorism and Organised Crime Frank Bovenkerk and Bashir Abou Chakra 3. Countering Terrorism as if Muslims Matter: Cultural Citizenship and Civic Pre-Emption in Anti-Terrorism Peter Lentini 4. `Soft Law' Regimes and European Organisations' Fight Against Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Remy Davison 5. The Corruption-Organised Crime Nexus in Central and Eastern Europe Leslie Holmes 6. All in the Dutch Construction Family: Cartel Building and Organised Crime Petrus C. van Duyne and Maarten van Dijck 7. The State, Business and Corruption in Russia Yuri Tsyganov 8. Political Corruption and the Law-Governed Post-Communist State: The Polish Case and Broader Applications Adam Czarnota 9. Countering Corruption: An Australian Perspective George Gilligan and Diana Bowman 10. Poodle or Bulldog? Tony Blair and the `War on Terror' Peter Shearman 11. The `War on Terror' and the Resuscitation of State Power as an Anti-Corruption Strategy Mark DaCosta Alleyne 12. Some Concluding Observations: A Quadrumvirate in Future? Leslie Holmes Bibliography Index