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Published on Apr 26, 2019in Comparative European Politics 1.20
Matteo Giglioli (UNIBO: University of Bologna), M. F. N. Giglioli
Two of the most consequential trends in European politics over the past decade have been the rise of populism and the progressive personalization of elections. The present article seeks to link them by focusing on a third phenomenon: the entry of plutocrats (individuals with systemically relevant material resources, who can afford to finance their own campaigns and parties) into direct political competition. The phenomenon is analyzed with reference to the literature on new and entrepreneurial p...
Published on Oct 1, 2018
Shahar Hameiri13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UQ: University of Queensland),
Lee Jones12
Estimated H-index: 12
(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London),
Adam Sandor
A rapidly growing, self-identified scholarly subfield on "Security Governance" has recently emerged. Its signal contribution has been to explicate the expansion of security governance beyond traditional defense multilateralism to include diverse actors, networked transnationally across multiple scales. However, this literature is predominantly descriptive and evaluative. Lacking an explanatory theory, it struggles to explain security governance outcomes convincingly. This article advances this b...
Published on May 8, 2018in Journal of Money Laundering Control
Ronald F. Pol1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Griffith University)
Purpose This article aims to constructively critique the new global methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of anti-money laundering regimes against defined outcomes. Design/methodology/approach With surprisingly little discussion at the intersection of the money laundering and policy effectiveness and outcomes scholarship and practice, this article combines elements of these disciplines and recent peer-review evaluations, to qualitatively assess the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) a...
Published on Mar 6, 2018in Journal of Financial Crime
Ronald F Pol (Griffith University)
Purpose Advance debate and prompt new strategies to substantially improve the capacity to disrupt serious profit-motivated crime. Design/methodology/approach Using interdiction rates (the proportion of criminal funds seized or forfeited) as an interim proxy effectiveness indicator, this article challenges elements of the dominant AML/CFT narrative, and reflects on policy effectiveness and outcomes. Findings Interdiction rates hardly constitute a rounding error in the accounts of profit motivated...
Published on Mar 1, 2018in Crime Law and Social Change 0.95
Michael Levi26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Cardiff University),
Peter Reuter39
Estimated H-index: 39
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park),
Terence C. Halliday19
Estimated H-index: 19
(American Bar Foundation)
The Anti-Money Laundering regime has been important in harmonizing laws and institutions, and has received global political support. Yet there has been minimal effort at evaluation of how well any AML intervention does in achieving its goals. There are no credible estimates either of the total amount laundered (globally or nationally) nor of most of the specific serious harms that AML aims to avert. Consequently, reduction of these is not a plausible outcome measure. There have been few efforts ...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Journal of Democracy 3.67
Alexander Cooley14
Estimated H-index: 14
,
John Heathershaw11
Estimated H-index: 11
,
J. C. Sharman18
Estimated H-index: 18
A growing body of analysis has explored how kleptocrats systematically capture and loot their domestic state institutions, but scholars and policy makers have paid less attention to how globalization enables grand corruption, as well as the laundering of kleptocrats' finances and reputations. Shell companies and new forms of international investment, such as luxury real-estate purchases, serve to launder the ill-gotten gains of kleptocrats and disimbed them from their country of origin. Critical...
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Geoff Cook1
Estimated H-index: 1
The chapter takes issue with reoccurring claims by NGOs and pressure groups that certain Small States and Overseas Territories are tax havens. It argues that IFCs in Small States fulfil an important function.