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The Resource Criminal sovereignty : understanding North Korea's illicit international activities, Paul Rexton Kan, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Robert M. Collins

Criminal sovereignty : understanding North Korea's illicit international activities, Paul Rexton Kan, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Robert M. Collins

Label
Criminal sovereignty : understanding North Korea's illicit international activities
Title
Criminal sovereignty
Title remainder
understanding North Korea's illicit international activities
Statement of responsibility
Paul Rexton Kan, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Robert M. Collins
Title variation
Understanding North Korea's illicit international activities
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"North Korea's criminal conduct--smuggling, trafficking, and counterfeiting--is well known, but the organization directing it is understudied or overlooked. Policymakers, military leaders, and scholars may feel that they have a reasonable grasp on how and why North Korea is actively involved in criminal enterprises. However, unlike the other remaining communist states 'orphaned' after the Cold War, or ordinary corrupt autocratic regimes, or criminally linked warlords and insurgent groups, North Korea practices a form of 'criminal sovereignty' that is unique in the contemporary international security arena. North Korea uses state sovereignty to protect itself from external interference in its domestic affairs while dedicating a portion of its government to carrying out illicit international activities in defiance of international law and the domestic laws of numerous other nations. The proceeds of these activities are then used in a number of ways to sustain North Korea's existence and to enable other policies. For example, criminal proceeds are distributed to members of the North Korean elite (including senior officers of the armed forces); are used to support Kim Jong-il's personal life style; and are invested in its military apparatus. The authors of this monograph focus on North Korea's Office #39 as the state apparatus that directs illicit activities to include the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, and the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit cigarettes. Finally, as Kim Jong-Il becomes more frail, the authors assess how his successor may continue or alter Office #39's activities."
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Cataloging source
GPO
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Kan, Paul Rexton
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6453.K7
LC item number
K36 2010eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1959-
  • 1949-
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  • Bechtol, Bruce E.
  • Collins, Robert M.
  • Army War College (U.S.)
Series statement
The Letort papers
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  • Organized crime
  • Drug control
  • Counterfeits and counterfeiting
  • Product counterfeiting
  • Crime and globalization
Label
Criminal sovereignty : understanding North Korea's illicit international activities, Paul Rexton Kan, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Robert M. Collins
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Publication
Note
"March 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-36)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
609655839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 36 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584874324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Criminal sovereignty : understanding North Korea's illicit international activities, Paul Rexton Kan, Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Robert M. Collins
Publication
Note
"March 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-36)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
609655839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 36 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584874324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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