Dark Commerce: How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future

by Shelley, Louise I.

Dark Commerce: How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future

Price:  US$28.80   (SGD40.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover,  pages
Published:  2018, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780691170183
SB#:  062167 (105)

About This Book

Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade-the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goods-drugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeits-and contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property.

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