This book explores China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the criminogenic potential for economic, financial and socio-cultural cooperation across countries, where some are known for weak law enforcement and high levels of corruption. It examines whether these flows of capital are increasing the amount of organized crime in the newly linked regions and how law enforcement agencies are responding.
Bringing together experts across the Global South and Europe, this book considers transnational organized crime and corruption across One Belt One Road (OBOR). It examines crime and corruption in China and its international united front tactic; analyses various forms of transnational organized crime such as trafficking of illegal drugs, looted antiquities, and wildlife and counterfeit products; and presents studies on corruption and organised crime in selected OBOR countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Bangladesh.
This book makes a significant contribution to the development of Southern Criminology and will also be of interest to those engaged with transnational organized crime, political economy, international relations, and Asian and Chinese studies.
T Wing Lo, Dina Siegel and Sharon I. Kwok
Part A: China 1990 to 2018
T Wing Lo
T. Wing Lo, Li Li and Sharon I. Kwok
Part B: Transnational Crime along the Belt and Road
Simon Mackenzie and Donna Yates
Daan van Uhm
Part C: Organized Crime and Corruption in OBOR Countries
Yakov Gilinskiy and Dina Siegel
Dina Siegel and Zhaniya Turlubekova
Algimantas Čepas and Aleksandras Dobryninas
Emil W. Plywaczewski
A. B. M. Najmus Sakib
T Wing Lo and Daniel Garrett
Crime and justice studies, as with much social science, has concentrated mainly on problems in the metropolitan centres of the Global North, while Asia and the Global South have remained largely invisible in criminological thinking. This research series aims to redress this imbalance by showcasing exciting new ways of thinking and doing crime and justice research from the global periphery.
Bringing together scholarly work from a range of disciplines, from criminology, law, and sociology to psychology, cultural geography and comparative social sciences, this series offers grounded empirical research and fresh theoretical approaches and cover a range of pressing topics, including international corruption, drug use, environmental issues, sex work, organized crime, innovative models of justice, and punishment and penology.