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Criminals, Militias, and Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq [Enlarged Edition]

Criminals, Militias, and Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq [Enlarged Edition] (Paperback)

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Dr. Williams looks in detail at major criminal activities, including the theft, diversion, and smuggling of oil, the kidnapping of both Iraqis and foreigners, extortion, car theft, and the theft and smuggling of antiquities. He also considers the critical role played by corruption in facilitating and strengthening organized crime and shows how al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jaish-al-Mahdi, and the Sunni tribes used criminal activities to fund their campaigns of political violence. Dr. Williams identifies the roots of organized crime in post-Ba'athist Iraq in an authoritarian and corrupt state dominated by Saddam Hussein and subject to international sanctions. He also explains the rise of organized crime after the U.S. invasion in terms of two distinct waves: the first wave followed the collapse of the state and was accompanied by the breakdown of social control mechanisms and the development of anomie; the second wave was driven by anarchy, insecurity, political ambition, and the imperatives of resource generation...

Education Publisher: Lulu.com Publication Date: 07/02/2014 ISBN-13: 9781304886484  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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