Policing the Globe

Policing the Globe : Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations

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In this illuminating history that spans past campaigns against piracy and slavery to contemporary campaigns against drug trafficking and transnational terrorism, Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann explain how and why prohibitions and policing practices increasingly extend across borders. The internationalization of crime control is too often described as simply a natural and predictable response to the growth of transnational crime in an age of globalization. The internationalization of policing, they demonstrate, primarily reflects ambitious efforts by generations of western powers to export their own definitions of "crime," not just for political and economic gain but also in an attempt to promote their own morals to other parts of the world. A thought-provoking analysis of the historical expansion and recent dramatic acceleration of international crime control, Policing the Globe provides a much-needed bridge between criminal justice and international relations on a topic of crucial public importance.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195341953
  • 9780195341959
  • 499,697

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Every serious student of international organized crime in particular and international crime control in general should make the reading of Policing the Globe by Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann a priority. * Michael Woodiwiss, International Criminal Justice Review * Policing the Globe is an absolutely first-rate examination of a subject as vastly important to international relations as it is to criminal law. A subject that cannot continue to be ignored has received the treatment it deserves. * Philip B. Heymann, Harvard University * Policing the Globe is an important and interesting read not only for international relations scholars and criminologists, but also for a wider public. * Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University * This book sets a new standard in our understanding of international policing as it addresses some of the central worries of our time. * Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard University * This is the book we have been waiting for since 9/11 * a historically rich, thematically cogent, politically nuanced, up-to-date analysis of the international politics of policing. Andreas and Nadelmann provide an authoritative account with extraordinary insights. * This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the policing of transnational crime * the dark side of globalization. *show more

About Peter Andreas

Peter Andreas is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University. Ethan Nadelmann is Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF CRIME CONTROL ; The History and Study of International Crime Control ; Narratives of International Crime Control ; The Plan of the Book ; ONE: CRIMINALIZATION THROUGH GLOBAL PROHIBITIONS ; The Nature and Evolution of Global Prohibitions ; Piracy and Privateering ; Slavery and the Slave Trade ; Prostitution ("White Slavery") ; International Drug Trafficking ; Endangered Species ; New and Emerging Global Prohibitions ; TWO: EUROPEAN ORIGINS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIME CONTROL ; The "High Police" and the "Low Police" ; The Emergence of International Criminal Law Enforcement in Europe ; The Development of Criminal Investigative Bodies ; Multilateralism in European Policing ; The Origins of Interpol ; The Modern Era of European Police Cooperation ; THREE: U.S. ORIGINS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIME CONTROL ; The Beginnings of U.S. Involvement in International Crime Control ; Policing Slavery ; The Emergence of Federal Law Enforcement ; Policing Borders ; The Early International Law Enforcement Activities of City Police ; The Early Years of U.S. Drug Enforcement Abroad ; The FBI Abroad ; The Activities of Other U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Abroad ; The Internationalization of Evidence Gathering ; International Asset Forfeiture and Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives ; The International Rendition of Fugitives ; Continuity and Change in U.S. International Crime Control ; FOUR: INTERNATIONAL CRIME CONTROL AFTER THE COLD WAR ; From Cold War to Crime War: The Fusion of U.S. Policing and Security ; The Buildup of U.S. Border Controls ; Beyond the Border: The Expanding Global Reach of U.S. Law Enforcement ; Policing an Integrating Europe after the Cold War ; Shifting Security Concerns and the Making of "Schengenland" ; Turning the EU's Eastern Neighbors into Buffer Zones ; Building EU Law Enforcement Institutions ; FIVE: INTERNATIONAL CRIME CONTROL AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 ; Expanding U.S. Policing Powers in a New Security Context ; From the U.S.-Led War on Drugs to the War on Terror ; Hardening, Internationalizing, and Digitizing U.S. Border Controls ; The Return of Counterterrorism to Center Stage in European Policing ; The Growth of Transatlantic Law Enforcement Cooperation ; SIX: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE TRAJECTORIES ; The Primacy of Criminalization ; Homogenization and the Future of Global Prohibitions ; Regularization and the Fate of International Police Cooperation ; Securitization and Desecuritization ; The Europeanization of International Crime Control ; The Americanization of International Crime Control ; State Power, Globalization, and Transnational Crime ; Lessons and Implications ; Notes ; Indexshow more

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