The 'good', the 'bad' and the 'Charlie': The business of cocaine smuggling in Greece

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95894
Title:
The 'good', the 'bad' and the 'Charlie': The business of cocaine smuggling in Greece
Authors:
Kostakos, P. A. (Panos); Antonopoulos, G. A. (Georgios)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Kostakos, G. A. and Antonopoulos, G. A. (2010) 'The 'good', the 'bad' and the 'Charlie': The business of cocaine smuggling in Greece', Global Crime, 11 (1), pp.34-57.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Global Crime
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95894
DOI:
10.1080/17440570903475717
Abstract:
This article examines the social organisation of cocaine smuggling in Greece. Emphasis is placed on the involvement of professionals from the shipping industry and actors from the 'upper society echelons' who play a pivotal role in the transportation and importation of cocaine to Western Europe and Greece. After considering empirical evidence from a variety of sources, our findings indicate that the cocaine market in Greece is 'organised' by a system of collaborative relationships between state, business and civil society actors. It is suggested that to better understand the nature of this illegal market, further research is required to take a closer look into the economic, socio-cultural and political incentives of these actors.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
cocaine smuggling; Greece; organised crime; shipping
ISSN:
1744-0572
Rights:
subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 07/04/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKostakos, P. A. (Panos)en
dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulos, G. A. (Georgios)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-07T13:07:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-07T13:07:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Crime; 11 (1): 34-57en
dc.identifier.issn1744-0572-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17440570903475717-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95894-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the social organisation of cocaine smuggling in Greece. Emphasis is placed on the involvement of professionals from the shipping industry and actors from the 'upper society echelons' who play a pivotal role in the transportation and importation of cocaine to Western Europe and Greece. After considering empirical evidence from a variety of sources, our findings indicate that the cocaine market in Greece is 'organised' by a system of collaborative relationships between state, business and civil society actors. It is suggested that to better understand the nature of this illegal market, further research is required to take a closer look into the economic, socio-cultural and political incentives of these actors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightssubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/04/2010]en
dc.subjectcocaine smugglingen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectorganised crimeen
dc.subjectshippingen
dc.titleThe 'good', the 'bad' and the 'Charlie': The business of cocaine smuggling in Greeceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.en
dc.identifier.journalGlobal Crimeen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 07/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardKostakos, G. A. and Antonopoulos, G. A. (2010) 'The 'good', the 'bad' and the 'Charlie': The business of cocaine smuggling in Greece', Global Crime, 11 (1), pp.34-57.-
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