TraCCC Books

Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism By Louise Shelley. 2014

The entangled threat of crime, corruption, and terrorism now deserves high-level-policy attention because of its growth trajectory. Using lively case studies, this book analyzes the transformation of crime and terrorism and the business logic of terrorism. Louise I. Shelley concludes that corruption, crime, and terrorism will remain important security challenges in the twenty-first century as a result of economic and demographic inequalities in the world, the rise of ethnic and sectarian violence, climate change, the growth of technology, and the failure of nineteenth- and twentieth-century institutions to respond to these challenges when they emerged. Purchase


Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective By Louise Shelley. 2010

Examines all forms of human trafficking globally, it demonstrates that there is more than one business model of human trafficking and that there are enormous variations in human trafficking in different regions of the world. Drawing on a wide body of  research conducted by the author over the last sixteen years in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the former socialist countries – Louise Shelley concludes that human trafficking will grow in the twenty-first century as a result of economic and demographic inequalities in the world, the rise of conflicts, and possibly global climate change. Coordinated efforts of government, civil society, the business community, multilateral organizations, and the media are needed to stem its growth. Purchase

Human Traffic and Transnational Crime Edited by Sally Stoecker, Louise Shelley. 2005

Human Trafficking is a growing transnational criminal phenomenon—conservative estimates put the total number of persons trafficked annually at two million. In this first in-depth study of human trafficking in Russia and Ukraine, scholars from the European, Siberian, and far-eastern parts of Russia offer groundbreaking analyses of the motivations behind and reactions to this horrifying trend. Purchase

National Counter-Terrorism Strategies Legal, Institutional and Public Policy Dimensions in the US, UK, France, Turkey and Russia. Edited by Robert Orttung, Andrey Makarychev. 2006

National Counter-Terrorism Strategies provides an in-depth analyses of terrorism trends and responses in the US, UK, France, Turkey and Russia. The contributors are scholars and operational people from each of the countries. They contribute to the existing literature on terrorism by analyzing their countries’

  • response to the terror-organized crime nexus,
  • coordination of state agencies fighting terrorism, and
  • ability to manage trade-offs between protecting civil liberties and ensuring security.
  • The book makes an important contribution by providing a comparative analysis of the various national responses to terrorism, showing where individual countries excel and lag behind. These analyses seek to provide the basis for improving the counter-terrorism approaches for each of the countries.

    The introductory chapters provide an analysis of current trends in terrorism today from a variety of different national perspectives. The different approaches and points of view allow the reader to gain a more nuanced understanding of terrorism and the current efforts to combat it. Purchase

    Transnational Crime and Peacekeeping: Comparative Approach (Conference Report. 2001)

    In Fall 2001, TraCCC organized a conference under the sponsorship of the McCormick Tribune Foundation entitled Transnational Crime and Peacekeeping: Comparative Perspectives that addressed these issues through the context of the Balkan region and Colombia. Both conferences were interdisciplinary and included various points of view from U.S. and international experts. To review the Conference Report click here.