By Peter Andreas

During this illuminating background that spans earlier campaigns opposed to piracy and slavery to modern campaigns opposed to drug trafficking and transnational terrorism, Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann clarify how and why prohibitions and policing practices more and more expand throughout borders. The internationalization of crime keep watch over is simply too usually defined as easily a normal and predictable reaction to the expansion of transnational crime in an age of globalization. Andreas and Nadelmann problem this traditional view as at most sensible incomplete and at worst deceptive. The internationalization of policing, they exhibit, basically displays formidable efforts through generations of western powers to export their very own definitions of "crime," not only for political and fiscal achieve but additionally in an try and advertise their very own morals to different components of the world.

A thought-provoking research of the ancient growth and up to date dramatic acceleration of foreign crime regulate, Policing the Globe presents a much-needed bridge among legal justice and diplomacy on an issue of an important public value.

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Where peacetime had previously been associated with anarchy, it increasingly promised a degree of security from both publicly and privately sponsored violence. The civilizing of international society did not progress smoothly, but 23 Policing the Globe in fits and starts. ”17 Also, the European powers did not apply the same standards of behavior to their dealings with most countries beyond their continent as they did to one another. 18 In the American colonies, for example, where imperial law and order was less easily enforced, businessmen and public officials alike continued to provide havens and markets for pirate ships for decades after London ordered a halt to such activities; by the mid-eighteenth century, however, most had acceded to the ban on piracy.

63 The processes by which legal slavery was abolished involved far more than the influences of Britain and the Enlightenment. In many countries, the waning political and economic power of slaveholders proved crucial to the success of local abolitionist efforts. In the United States, a civil war was required to resolve the issue. In parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the institution of slavery was not abolished until well into the twentieth century. But even among the laggards, indeed especially among the laggards, the consciousness of being perceived as deviant surely weighed heavily in the decisions of local rulers to abolish slavery.

96 We see little prospect that the existence of a nearly universal moral notion that prostitution is wrong will translate into a robust global prohibition regime directed not just against trafficking but toward the suppression of prostitution itself. 98 Each has been used for medicinal, ritual, and recreational purposes and perceived as both a great evil and a great good. Each has been subject to government controls and sanctions ranging from the death 37 Policing the Globe penalty to taxation, zoning, and other regulatory measures.

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