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Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

byAnja P. Jakobi

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Global crime governance has emerged as an important component of world politics. It is manifested in national and international agendas, the proliferation of global regulations, growing international budgets, and the enlarged mandates of international organizations. As a result, the definitionand prosecution of crime is now increasingly homogenous, but it also shows variance: some crime policies are institutionalized coherently or attached to strong international organizations, while others are weak or dispersed across different forums. Based on sociological institutionalism, this book examines questions of structural variance in the institutional design of global governance. It shows that the interplay of strong actors and rationalization principles lead to more coherent forms of global crime governance, while normative argumentsrelated to crime are more likely to result in fragmented forms. In consequence - and contrary to many scholars' assumptions - global crime governance is strongest in those areas that are least attached to moral statements. The book develops a theory of society and applies this framework to explaining the sources and consequences of institutional design. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative methods, the text analyzes the origins of global regulations, how they are disseminated, and why differences exist. The role ofthe United States in creating global rules and disseminating them is emphasized. Readers interested in international relations, global governance, globalization studies, world society studies, and criminology will benefit from the theoretical and empirical results of this book.

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Anja P. Jakobi, PhD, is Senior Research Associate at the Leibniz-Institute Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. She is also adjunct Associate Professor (PD) at the University of Darmstadt, and held many visiting positions for research and teaching at universities worldwide. She holds postgraduate degrees in political science and sociol...
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Title:Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime GovernanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:326 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:July 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Global Crime Governance in World SocietyPart I: Governance in World Society2. Power, Change, and Institutions in World SocietyPart II: Establishing Global Crime Governance3. The Historical Development of Global Anti-Crime Procedures4. The Emergence and Diffusion of Global Anti-Crime Regulations5. Global Activities against Money Laundering6. Global Anti-Corruption Norms7. Global Efforts against the Trafficking of HumansPart III: Comparative Perspectives on Global Crime Governance8. The Adoption of Crime Policies: Patterns and Strategies9. Non-State Actors in Global Crime GovernanceConclusions10. Global Crime Governance: Conclusions, Implications and Outlook