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Avvikande globalisering - En teoriprövande studie av samarbetet mellan terroristorganisationer och organiserad brottslighet i den globaliserade tidsåldern

Sörby, Johan LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Crime Terror Nexus studies headed by economists, criminologists, sociologists and anthropologists have studied the growing tendency towards cooperation between networks driven by organized crime and terrorist organizations. This thesis attempts to identify the reasons for this growing cooperation by applying Saskia Sassen’s globalization theory from her book Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages and comparing it’s power of explanation to Rodney Bruce Hall’s and Thomas J. Biersteker’s theory on private globalized Governance in their anthology The emergence of private authority in global governance. The analysis of these two theories is primarily based on the empirical data found by Moises Naím, David J. Whittaker... (More)
Crime Terror Nexus studies headed by economists, criminologists, sociologists and anthropologists have studied the growing tendency towards cooperation between networks driven by organized crime and terrorist organizations. This thesis attempts to identify the reasons for this growing cooperation by applying Saskia Sassen’s globalization theory from her book Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages and comparing it’s power of explanation to Rodney Bruce Hall’s and Thomas J. Biersteker’s theory on private globalized Governance in their anthology The emergence of private authority in global governance. The analysis of these two theories is primarily based on the empirical data found by Moises Naím, David J. Whittaker and Carolyn Nordstrom in their efforts to try and explain the effects of globalization on illegal trade and terrorism. Based on the scientific method of qualitative text analysis the result concludes that Sassens theory has the stronger power of explanation based on it’s well structured theoretical model and how that in turn helps to explain how cooperation between extra-legal actors are not symptoms of a radical change in their ideological standpoints, but instead the product of similar historical breakpoints and the opportunity they present to the capabilities of these organizations and networks. (Less)
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author
Sörby, Johan LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Biersteker, Hall, Sassen, The Crime Terror Nexus, Organized Crime, Terrorism
language
Swedish
id
1361718
date added to LUP
2009-04-17 09:04:16
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2009-04-17 09:04:16
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  abstract     = {Crime Terror Nexus studies headed by economists, criminologists, sociologists and anthropologists have studied the growing tendency towards cooperation between networks driven by organized crime and terrorist organizations. This thesis attempts to identify the reasons for this growing cooperation by applying Saskia Sassen’s globalization theory from her book Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages and comparing it’s power of explanation to Rodney Bruce Hall’s and Thomas J. Biersteker’s theory on private globalized Governance in their anthology The emergence of private authority in global governance. The analysis of these two theories is primarily based on the empirical data found by Moises Naím, David J. Whittaker and Carolyn Nordstrom in their efforts to try and explain the effects of globalization on illegal trade and terrorism. Based on the scientific method of qualitative text analysis the result concludes that Sassens theory has the stronger power of explanation based on it’s well structured theoretical model and how that in turn helps to explain how cooperation between extra-legal actors are not symptoms of a radical change in their ideological standpoints, but instead the product of similar historical breakpoints and the opportunity they present to the capabilities of these organizations and networks.},
  author       = {Sörby, Johan},
  keyword      = {Biersteker,Hall,Sassen,The Crime Terror Nexus,Organized Crime,Terrorism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Avvikande globalisering - En teoriprövande studie av samarbetet mellan terroristorganisationer och organiserad brottslighet i den globaliserade tidsåldern},
  year         = {2009},
}