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Transnational Organized Crime. An (Inter)national Security Perspective
Transnational Organized Crime. An (Inter)national Security Perspective

Author(s): Ionel Stoica
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Education, Business Economy / Management, Political Sciences
Published by: Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies
Keywords: organized crime; international relations theories; criminal organizations; terrorism

Summary/Abstract: For the past two decades organized crime has become a transnational phenomenon,and its impact is still far from being fully known and understood by common people.Its forms of manifestation, whether explicit, or subtle, are permanently evolving and adapting. As a result, its interference with the activities from the legal area makes it difficult to identify and counteract. After a long period of time when it was more a peripheral phenomenon, current transnational organized crime tends to become a major danger to the political, social and economic stability of the states. Through its nature and goals, as well as through the complexity of its forms of manifestation,transnational organized crime represents a major challenge for the state and nonstateorganizations that deal with national and international security. This paper focuses on the phenomenon starting from some of the most influent theories in international relations, presents the current features of transnational organized criminal groups and analyzes the causes and the favoring factors of the phenomenon, as well as the impact of the phenomenon upon national and international security at political, economic-financial and military level. The approach is an interdisciplinary one and also covers the nexus between transnational organized crime and international terrorism.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-30
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English