Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447316756 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447316749 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only

State Crime and Immorality

The Corrupting Influence of the Powerful

Mark Monaghan and Simon Prideaux

State Crime and Immorality

Mark Monaghan and Simon Prideaux

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447316756 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447316749 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This book begins with the concept of the ideal state as a single, functioning whole that ensures uniformity in the name of legitimacy. It then goes on to show the many ways that states fall away from the ideal, often because of the actions of the powerful and connected—and the consequences of those failures. Looking at everything from invasions of other nations to consolidated media power, State Crime and Immorality is the first book to draw a clear line between conventional criminality and organized state crime and to directly confront the problem of illegitimate actions among the elite in society and government.
Contents
List of tables
About the authors
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Defining the State, its Institutions, Allies and Protagonists
3. The State, Corporations and Organised Crime
4. Drugs and Thugs: Examples of Organised Crime, State Collusion and Limited Responses
5. The Media as Both an Influential and Supportive Arm of the State
6. Beyond the Borders: State Terrorism from Without and Against the ‘Other’
7. Without and Within: State Crime in Northern Ireland (Violence, Collusion and the Paramilitaries)
8. Fighting the Enemy Within: Internal State Terrorism, Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ (1976-83), the UK Miners’
Strike (1984-5) and the ‘Battle’
9. Conclusion: the role, nature and control of state crime 
References
Index
Review Quotes
James Windle, University of East London
“A provocative and stimulating book and one that should be essential reading for anybody wanting a better understanding of the complex interplay between politics, the media, business, and criminal enterprise.”
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