Governing the International Political Economy of Transnational Environmental Crime

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

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Lorraine Elliott

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Edward Elgar

Published in Anthony Payne and Nicola Phillips (eds), Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014, pp. 450-68.

This chapter introduces the main forms of transnational environmental crime (TEC): wildlife smuggling, timber trafficking, black market in ozone depleting substances and the illegal trade in hazardous waste. It focuses on relationships of exchange between traders and markets as a form of enterprise crime that operates through transnational networks, and it examines the form and function of TEC governance as a response to that illicit form of transnational political economy.

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