McMafia: a journey through the global criminal underworld

Lecture | 21 May 2008 18:00 | National

Speakers: Misha Glenny

Location: RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
Booking Status: Open

Join author, Misha Glenny as he takes you on a journey through the new world of international organised crime.

After three years recording the stories of countless gangsters and the ferocious consumer demands for illegal goods he builds a picture of the shadow economy that has grown so fast that it may now account for approximately 20% of the world's GDP.

Usually the preserve of sensationalist reporting in the tabloid press, organised crime has seeped into our lives in so many ways and often without our knowledge. Misha Glenny unpicks the nexus of crime, politics and money worldwide which have become entangled and interdependent in entirely novel forms since the 1980s arguing that conventional policing methods are no longer appropriate to deal with a problem whose roots lie in global poverty and the ever widening divisions between rich and poor.

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Added by ckc1ne on May 6, 2008