Drug Cartels, Street Gangs, and Warlords: John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker
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The societal changes associated with the accessibility of information technology that stimulate networked organizational forms are changing the nature of conflict and crime. New, often non-state, entities and organizational structures are adapting to these circumstances and altering the global political landscape. In this frontier, non-state actors are asserting their ability to influence global civil society, while at times challenging states and state institutions to gain social, political, or economic influence.