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Published: 16 August 2012

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780199760305

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Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder

International Cooperation Against Illicit Trade

Asif Efrat

  • A new theory of international cooperation against illicit trade; a novel explanation of why illicit trade is difficult to suppress.
  • Existing accounts of illicit trade focus on criminals. By contrast, this book highlights the legitimate actors involved in illicit trade, such as arms manufacturers and museums.
  • In-depth analysis of issues that have received little attention in the international relations literature: the illicit trade in small arms and in antiquities.
  • Rich empirical analysis, including original materials and a unique methodology: a survey of high-level officials from over 100 countries, conducted at a UN conference.

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