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The Dark Side of Globalization

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Globalization has brought many benefits, including the reduction of poverty in several countries. But it also has a dark side: the unleashing of negative forces as a result of the compression of time and space made possible by modern technology. From arms trafficking in West Africa through armed insurgencies in South Asia and the upsurge of jihad in the age of globalization, this book examines the challenges that the dark forces of globalization pose to the international system and the responses they have triggered. Written largely by authors from developing countries, the book's goal is to help maximize the beneficial consequences of globalization while muting its baleful effects.

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Organized crime in Southern Africa

Globalization is associated with benefits and challenges in almost equal measure. It manifests itself in more opportunities for the movement of people, commodities, capital and ideas across the world. A common assumption is that this should result in easier and more frequent trade and investment, and enhanced integration of economies, cultures and policies. However, globalization impacts on people, commodities, capital and ideas operating in the same context as transnational organized crime. A decade ago Louise Shelley (1999) observed

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