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Transnational Organized Crime: Law Enforcement as a Global Battlespace: Mark Galeotti
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Karl Marx may have got something right, after all. His concept of thesis and antithesis rests upon the belief that, until history has played itself out and reached some stage of utopian perfection, each phase of social and economic evolution - the thesis - embodies within it its own nemesis - the antithesis. In this respect, transnational organized crime is the internal enemy, the cancer within modem transnational society. The more any society becomes complex, organized and inter-connected, so too does its crime. Similarly, the more any economic system operates across regional and national boundaries, the more its criminals will adopt a similarly broad perspective. After all, they have been active and eager surfers on this new wave.