The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling offers a comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends.

Divided into six parts and spanning over 30 chapters, the volume covers themes such as mobility, borders, violent conflict, and state politics, as well as looks at the smuggling of specific goods – from rice and gasoline to wildlife, weapons, and cocaine. Chapters engage with some of the most contentious academic and policy debates of the twenty-first century, including the historical creation of borders, re-bordering, the criminalisation of migration, and the politics of selective toleration of smuggling. As it maps a field that contains unique methodological, ethical, and risk-related challenges, the book takes stock not only of the state of our shared knowledge, but also reflects on how this has been produced, pointing to blind spots and providing an informed vision of the future of the field.

Bringing together established and emerging scholars from around the world, The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of conflict studies, borderland studies, criminology, political science, global development, anthropology, sociology, and geography.

chapter 1|15 pages

Studying smuggling

ByMax Gallien, Florian Weigand
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part I|75 pages

Methods and approaches

chapter 2|11 pages

Localising smuggling

ByGregor Dobler
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chapter 3|15 pages

Smuggling ideologies

Theory and reality in African clandestine economies
ByKate Meagher
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chapter 4|16 pages

Lorries and ledgers

Describing and mapping smuggling in the field
ByNikki Philline C. de la Rosa, Francisco J. Lara
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chapter 5|16 pages

Quantifying missing and hidden trade

An economic perspective
BySami Bensassi, Jade Siu
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chapter 6|15 pages

Research in dangerous fields

Ethics, morals, and practices in the study of smuggling
ByThomas Hüsken
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part II|87 pages

Borderlands and their people

chapter 7|12 pages

Making borders, closing frontiers and identifying smuggling

Comparative histories
ByPaul Nugent
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chapter 8|11 pages

Borderlands, frontiers, and borders

Changing meanings and the intersection with smuggling practices
BySergio Peña
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chapter 9|16 pages

Trading spaces

Afghan borderland brokers and the transformation of the margins 1
ByJonathan Goodhand, Jan Koehler, Jasmine Bhatia
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chapter 10|10 pages

Scales of grey

The complex geography of transnational cross-border trade in the African Great Lakes region
ByTimothy Raeymaekers
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chapter 11|12 pages

Smuggling as a legitimate activity?

The OPEC Boys as social bandits in Northern Uganda
ByKristof Titeca
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chapter 12|12 pages

Tall tales and borderline cases

Narratives as meaningful contraband
ByMareike Schomerus, Lotje de Vries
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chapter 13|12 pages

Gender and smuggling

ByCaroline E. Schuster
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part III|120 pages

Smuggling goods

chapter 14|13 pages

Cocaine smuggling

Between geopolitics and domestic power struggles
ByAngélica Durán-Martínez
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chapter 15|17 pages

Sharing the load 1

The distributive nature of the opium trade in, and from, Afghanistan
ByDavid Mansfield
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chapter 16|15 pages

Arms trafficking

ByNicholas Marsh, Lauren Pinson
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chapter 18|13 pages

Cigarette smuggling

Trends, taxes and big tobacco
ByMax Gallien
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chapter 19|12 pages

Theft and smuggling of petroleum products

ByTim Eaton
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chapter 20|14 pages

Old routes, new rules

Smuggling rice in the porous borders of the Sulu, Celebes, and South China Sea
ByEddie L. Quitoriano
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chapter 21|15 pages

The intersections of smuggling flows

ByAnnette Idler
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part IV|52 pages

Smuggling and mobility

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chapter 24|15 pages

Human smuggling, gender and labour circulation in the Global South

ByPriya Deshingkar
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chapter 25|12 pages

Human smuggling in the time of COVID-19

Lessons from a pandemic
ByLucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo
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part V|56 pages

Smuggling and conflict

chapter 26|14 pages

The illicit trade and conflict connection

Insight from US history
ByPeter Andreas
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chapter 27|15 pages

Smuggling, survival, and civil war economies

ByAisha Ahmad
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chapter 28|13 pages

Checkpost chess

Exploring the relationship between insurgents and illicit trade
ByShalaka Thakur
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chapter 29|12 pages

Rebels, smugglers and (the pitfalls of) economic pacification

ByDavid Brenner
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part VI|46 pages

Addressing smuggling

chapter 30|20 pages

Blue frontiers

In pursuit of smugglers at sea
ByCarina Bruwer
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chapter 31|13 pages

Communities and crime wars

Adaptation and resilience
ByMatt Herbert, Tuesday Reitano, Siria Gastelum Felix
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chapter 32|11 pages

The “war on smugglers” and the expansion of the border apparatus

ByLorena Gazzotti
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