CONCLUSION

Blowing things up matters. Categorical statements are dangerous, although less so than actual bombs. But violence or the threat of it, and state hostility to that violence as well as to activities (e.g., smuggling) that are both illicit and physical in nature, separate clandestine transnational orga...

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Published in: No Man's Land p. 197
Main Author: Justin V. Hastings
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Cornell University Press 10-07-2010
Edition: 1
Subjects:
Law
War
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Summary: Blowing things up matters. Categorical statements are dangerous, although less so than actual bombs. But violence or the threat of it, and state hostility to that violence as well as to activities (e.g., smuggling) that are both illicit and physical in nature, separate clandestine transnational organizations from legitimate transnational advocacy groups and multinational corporations. Whereas advocacy groups must move only information or people around the world, usually legally, and where corporations build and maintain efficient logistical networks that are facilitated by states, illicit transnational organizations by definition face hostile states. The infrastructure that makes possible the existence of far-reaching logistics
ISBN: 9780801448898
0801448891
DOI: 10.7591/j.ctt7z70v.14