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Illicit Economies and the State in Southeast Asia

Baker, Jacqui; Milne, Sarah


This article develops the idea of “dirty money states” by defining and exploring the problem of illicit state financing in Southeast Asia. Most diagnoses of Southeast Asia’s flourishing illicit economies focus on the prevalence of corruption and the “decay” of the state, but the authors of this essay develop a more nuanced explanation by exploring how states cultivate and sustain themselves through illicit extraction. Drawing from emerging literature on states and criminality, as well as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2015.1041273


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