A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

Book - 2008
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Drugs, weapons, migrant labour, women - these are just a few of the many goods that effortlessly cross national borders in this globalized age, often without the knowledge or permission of the nations concerned. How is this remarkable criminal feat managed?

From gun runners in the Ukraine, to money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminals in Brazil, racketeers in Japan, and the booming marijuana industry in western Canada, McMafia builds a breathtaking picture of a secret and bloody business.

Internationally celebrated writer Misha Glenny crafts a fascinating, highly readable, and impressively well-researched account of the emergence of organized crime as a globalized phenomenon and shows how its secret and bloody business mirrors both the methods and the rewards of the legitimate world economy. Employing his journalistic talent and his prior experience covering organized crime in Eastern Europe, Glenny reports on his travels around the planet to investigate this worrying and worsening situation. After comprehensively surveying the criminal scene, Glenny ends by considering the future of organized crime. McMafia is an important book that assembles all the pieces of this worldwide puzzle for the first time.

Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2008.
ISBN: 9780887842047
Characteristics: xvi, 375 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps, ports. ;,25 cm.


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Jan 15, 2015

Criminal syndicates make up as much as 20% of global GNP. Misha Glenny describes their activities around the world. Highly recommended.

shaniserobinson May 29, 2012

mc mafia changed the way i looked at the world i live in today!

RockCastle Aug 08, 2009

Japanese Pachinko profited as much as auto industry did!

Oct 05, 2008

lots of bad guys out there


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shaniserobinson May 29, 2012

"peace keeping force"

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