Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder: International by Asif Efrat

By Asif Efrat

From human trafficking to the smuggling of small palms to the looting of antiquities, illicit alternate poses major threats to foreign order. So why is it so tough to set up overseas cooperation opposed to illicit exchange? Governing weapons, fighting Plunder offers a singular, thought-provoking resolution to this important question.

Conventional knowledge holds that felony teams are the most important concern to efforts to suppress illicit exchange. Contrarily, Asif Efrat explains how valid actors, equivalent to museums that collect looted antiquities, search to prevent those regulatory efforts. but such makes an attempt to stay away from legislation gasoline foreign political conflicts among governments not easy motion opposed to illicit alternate and others which are reluctant to cooperate. The publication bargains a framework for realizing the household origins of those conflicts and the way the distribution of strength shapes their final result. via this framework, Efrat explains why the pursuits of governments differ throughout international locations, trades, and time. In a desirable empirical research, he solves a number of puzzles: Why is the overseas rules of small palms a lot weaker than overseas drug keep watch over? What led the us and Britain to oppose the efforts opposed to the plunder of antiquities, and why did they finally sign up for those efforts? How did American strain inspire Israel to take on intercourse trafficking? Efrat's findings will switch the way in which we expect approximately illicit alternate, providing useful insights to students, activists, and policymakers.

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