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The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling

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ISBN 9780367489533
December 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
496 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling offers a comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends.

Divided into 6 parts and spanning over 30 chapters, the volume covers themes such as mobility, borders, violent conflict, and state politics, as well as looking at the smuggling of specific goods – from rice and gasoline to wildlife, weapons and cocaine. Chapters engage with some of the most contentious academic and policy debates of the twenty-first century, including the historical creation of borders, re-bordering, the criminalisation of migration, and the politics of selective toleration of smuggling. As it maps a field that contains unique methodological, ethical, and risk-related challenges, the book takes stock not only of the state of our shared knowledge, but also reflects on how this has been produced, pointing to blind spots and providing an informed vision of the future of the field.

Bringing together established and emerging scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Smuggling is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of conflict studies, borderland studies, criminology, political science, global development, anthropology, sociology and geography.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Chapter 1: Studying Smuggling, Max Gallien and Florian Weigand  Part I: Methods and Approaches  Chapter 2: Localising Smuggling, Gregor Dobler  Chapter 3: Smuggling Ideologies: Theory and Reality in African Clandestine Economies, Kate Meagher  Chapter 4: Lorries and Ledgers: Describing and mapping smuggling in the field, Nikki Philline C. de la Rosa and Francisco J. Lara Jr.  Chapter 5: Quantifying Missing and Hidden Trade: an Economic Perspective, Sami Bensassi and Jade Siu  Chapter 6: Research in Dangerous Fields: Ethics, Morals, and Practices in the Study of Smuggling, Thomas Hüsken  Part II: Borderlands and their People  Chapter 7: Making Borders, Closing Frontiers and Identifying Smuggling: Comparative Histories, Paul Nugent  Chapter 8: Borderlands, Frontiers, and Borders: Changing meanings and the intersection with smuggling practices, Sergio Peña  Chapter 9: Trading Spaces: Afghan borderland brokers and the transformation of the margins, Jonathan Goodhand, Jan Koehler and Jasmine Bhatia  Chapter 10: Scales of grey: The complex geography of capitalist cross-border trade, Timothy Raeymaekers  Chapter 11: Smuggling as a legitimate activity? The OPEC Boys as social bandits in Northern Uganda, Kristof Titeca  Chapter 12: Tall tales and borderline cases: Narratives as meaningful contraband, Mareike Schomerus and Lotje de Vries  Chapter 13: Gender and Smuggling, Caroline E. Schuster  Part III: Smuggling GoodsChapter 14: Cocaine Smuggling: Between Geopolitics and Domestic Power Struggles, Angélica Durán-Martínez  Chapter 15: Sharing the Load: The Distributive Nature of the Opium Trade in, and from, Afghanistan, David Mansfield  Chapter 16: Arms Trafficking, Nicholas Marsh and Lauren Pinson  Chapter 17: Reconciling Competing Policies for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking & Preventing Zoonotic Pandemics, Vanda Felbab-Brown  Chapter 18: Cigarette Smuggling: Trends, Taxes and Big Tobacco, Max Gallien  Chapter 19: Theft and Smuggling of Petroleum Products, Tim Eaton  Chapter 20: Old Routes, New Rules: Smuggling rice in the porous borders of the Sulu, Celebes, and South China Sea, Eddie Quitoriano  Chapter 21: The Intersections of Smuggling Flows, Annette Idler  Part IV: Smuggling & Mobility  Chapter 22: Humanitarian Smuggling in a Time of Restricting and Criminalizing Mobility, Ilse van Liempt  Chapter 23: Migrant smuggling and the social organisation of cross-border mobility, Luca Raineri  Chapter 24: Human Smuggling, Gender and Labour Circulation in the Global South, Priya Deshingkar  Chapter 25: Human smuggling in the time of COVID-19: Lessons from a pandemic, Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo  Part V: Smuggling & Conflict  Chapter 26: The Illicit Trade & Conflict Connection: Insights from U.S. History, Peter Andreas  Chapter 27: Smuggling, Survival, and Civil War Economies, Aisha Ahmad  Chapter 28: Checkpost Chess: Exploring the relationship between insurgents and illicit trade, Shalaka Thakur  Chapter 29: Rebels, Smugglers and (the Pitfalls of) Economic Pacification, David Brenner  Part VI: Addressing Smuggling  Chapter 30: Blue frontiers: In pursuit of smugglers at sea, Carina Bruwer  Chapter 31: Communities and Crime Wars: Adaptation and Resilience, Matt Herbert, Tuesday Reitano and Siria Gastelum Felix  Chapter 32: The "war on smugglers" and the expansion of the border apparatus, Lorena Gazzotti

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Max Gallien is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) located at the University of Sussex, a Fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and a Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (GITOC). He is a political scientist specialising in the politics of informal and illegal economies, the political economy of development and the modern politics of the Middle East and North Africa.

Florian Weigand is the Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups at ODI and a Research Associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He works on armed conflict, illicit economies and international interventions and explores the politics and societal dynamics of conflict zones, borderlands, and other complex environments. He is the author of Conflict and Transnational Crime: Borders, Bullets & Business in Southeast Asia and Waiting for Dignity: Legitimacy and Authority in Afghanistan (forthcoming).