Policing The Globe.
- Policing the Globe
- Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations.
- Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann
- Oxford University Press
With around 15% of Global GNP given over to organized crime, it is clear that while crime is global, policing is still often local. This book looks at how a global approach to law enforcement can be achieved and highlights role that transnational moral entrepreneurs are playing in pushing new legislation through across international borders. Issues such as the treatment of animals, women's rights, racial equality and the treatment of minors are all given as examples of how we as global citizens are moving towards a point of convergence in law making albeit at differing rates.
The books authors are no stranger to cross border crime having studied the US-Mexico border in their roles of professor of political science and international relations at Brown University (Andreas) and head of the Drug Policy Alliance (Nadelmann) making this both an insightful and practical appraisal or the criminal world. The book also highlights the fact legislating for a global audience is not just a new problem and can be traced back to the Opium wars of the 1800's and the end of the slave trade in the 1930's.
The book focuses heavily on the role of transnational moral entrepreneurs in crime prevention and their activities in trying to understand and solve problems from first principals rather than fire fighting the consequences. An intelligent solution to a highly organized and sophisticated problem. The book was reviewed on radio 2GB and is available as a podcast by clicking here.
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