Tag Archives: corruption
When the political establishment collaborates with the criminal underworld, they form a political-criminal nexus (PCN). PCNs undermine state-building, rule of law, and the trust between the state and its citizens that is required for good governance. While the Vory were … Continue reading
Organized crime was radically different during the Soviet era than in the post-Soviet era. Officially, the Communist Party taught that there was no organized crime in the Soviet Union, but in reality, organized crime thrived in the vast networks of … Continue reading
Setting the Stage: Disproportionate Relations and Unexpected Outcomes The United States of America and North Korea are mismatched opponents. North Korea has less people than the state of California and the 197th lowest GDP in the world, whereas the U.S. … Continue reading
Globalization, like most things, is neither purely good nor purely bad, but contains elements of both. Globalization allowed for increased trade and financial freedom, but companies and states are not the only groups that have benefited. Organized crime has managed … Continue reading
Really interesting video that my professor showed in my underground and informal finance class.