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Smuggling: Contraband and Corruption in World History (Paperback)

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    Exploring the history of smuggling around the world, Alan L. Karras traces all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows h......more

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Exploring the history of smuggling around the world, Alan L. Karras traces all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable good has flourished in every place, at every time. The author also sets smugglers—the ultimate free traders—in the context of the global political economy, where they are tightly woven into an uneasy relationship among governments, taxation, and corruption. Bringing smugglers and smuggling to life, this book provides a fascinating exploration for all readers interested in crime and corruption throughout modern history.

Alan L. Karras is associate director of the International and Area Studies Academic Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Author:
Karras, Alan L.
Series Title:
Exploring World History
Genre:
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
201
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publish Date:
12/16/2011
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780742553163
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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