Global Outlaws

Global Outlaws

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qA deeply insightful book that connects the dots of the hidden systems that have subverted democracy and caused the type of desperation and anger that result in a 9/11. A book that opens our awareness.q--John Perkins, author of The New York Times bestseller Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man qAnyone interested in global economic crime should read this book.q--Charmian Gooch, a founding director of Global Witness qGlobal Outlaws is a revealing book about a global trend whose importance is still far from being fully recognized.q--Moises Naim, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy Magazine and author of Illicit: How Smugglers Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy qCarolyn Nordstrom's important new book takes us on a dark journey through war-torn landscapes riddled with corruption, violence, and gross inequalities. It is a compelling study--one guided by the norms of scholarly research but also written out of deeply felt experience. A book infused by anger, compassion, but also hope.q--Andrew Mack, University of British Columbia qThis is a fascinating, insightful, and important ethnographic study of the intersection of crime, finance, and power in the illegal, 'informal', or underground economy. I have read all of Carolyn Nordstrom's books, and this is the best one yet.q--Jeff Sluka, Massey University qCarolyn Nordstrom's Global Outlaws is a rare and remarkable fusion of economic anthropology and travel writing. The prose is highly engaging without being sensationalistic. This is a timely and fascinating read for anyone looking for an on-the-ground account of the clandestine underside of globalization.q--Peter Andreas, co-author of Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations qCarolyn Nordstrom is the best fieldworker in anthropology, bar none. Yet again she has pioneered new fieldsites and new forms of ethnography in this book, as well as presented a new framework for viewing economics and economic power. This is undoubtedly a highly important work that sets new frontiers for anthropology.q--Monique Skidmore, Australian National UniversityWhy bother with credit card debt, car loans, and home mortgages when you can leave them all behind? ... (an IBC, in the vernacular) in one country with a sister corporation in a second, a bank in a third, and a credit card from a ... All this can be done from the privacy of their living room with a computer and Internet access.

Title:Global Outlaws
Author:Carolyn Nordstrom
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2007


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