Though the provision of illicit goods and services is far from being a new phenomenon, today's global economic environment has allowed transnational organized crime an unprecedented capacity to challenge states. The authors of this book examine the trends underlying the explosion of transnational organized crime and consider possible responses. Emphasizing the difficulties encountered by individual states in their efforts to deal with this security dilemma, they highlight the growing importance of multilateral initiatives.According to official U.S. sources, throughout 1999 Peru brought down coca cultivation to 34.000 hectares. ... Equally notable has been the increase in the average THC (tetrahydro- cannabinol) content of marijuana from 2 percent in the earlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Transnational Organized Crime and International Security|
|Author||:||Mats R. Berdal, Mónica Serrano|
|Publisher||:||Lynne Rienner Publishers - 2002-01-01|