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The dark side of economic globalisation: politics, organised crime and corruption in the Pacific

Walton, Grant; Dinnen, Sinclair


While organised crime comes in a variety of guises, in this paper we argue that organised crime in the Pacific can be best framed as a nexus between political elites and seemingly licit actors. We argue that three changes over the past two decades have made it increasingly likely that the relationship between politics and organised crime is likely to strengthen. The first is the systematic weakening of crime prevention and oversight institutions - which is often contributed to by powerful...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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