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Illicit Flows and Criminal Things
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Illicit Flows and Criminal Things offers a new perspective on illegal transnational linkages, international relations, and the transnational. The contributors argue for a nuanced approach that recognizes the difference between "organized" crime and the thousands of illicit acts that take place across national borders every day. They distinguish between the illegal (prohibited by law) and the illicit (socially perceived as unacceptable), which are historically changeable and contested. Detailed case studies of arms smuggling, illegal transnational migration, the global diamond trade, borderland practices, and the transnational consumption of drugs take us to Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America. They allow us to understand how states, borders, and the language of law enforcement produce criminality, and how people and goods which are labeled "illegal" move across regulatory spaces.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. iii-iiii
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. iv-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-37
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  1. 1. Spaces of Engagement: How Borderlands, Illegal Flows, and Territorial States Interlock
  2. pp. 38-68
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  1. 2. The Rumor of Trafficking: Border Controls, Illegal Migration, and the Sovereignty of the Nation-State
  2. pp. 69-100
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  1. 3. Talking Like a State: Drugs, Borders, and the Language of Control
  2. pp. 101-127
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  1. 4. "Here, Even Legislators Chew Them" : Coco Leaves and Identity Politics in Northern Argentina
  2. pp. 128-152
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  1. 5. Seeing the State Like a Migrant: Why So Many Non-criminals Break Immigration Laws
  2. pp. 153-176
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  1. 6. Criminality and the Global Diamond Trade: A Methodological Case Study
  2. pp. 177-200
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  1. 7. Small Arms, Cattle Raiding, and Borderlands: The Ilemi Triangle
  2. pp. 201-226
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  1. Consolidated Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-254
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-266
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