Governance of the Illegal Trade in E-Waste and Tropical Timber: Case Studies on Transnational Environmental Crime

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Routledge, Mar 9, 2016 - Law - 220 pages
This book responds to the call for more research on transnational environmental crime and its governance by investigating the illegal trade in electronic waste (e-waste) and tropical timber, major forms of transnational environmental crime. The book is based on a qualitative multi-method research combining document analysis, interviews with key informants and field visits. Bisschop focuses on the flows that pass through the research setting of the Port of Antwerp (Belgium) and those between Europe and West and Central Africa. The study examines the emergence and social organization of these transnational environmental flows, illustrating that although profit or lure play a very important role, a range of factors on individual, organizational and societal levels together provide the motivations and opportunities. Building on these insights, the book addresses the governance of these two cases. The responsive regulatory pyramid and networked governance are used as theoretical frameworks for this analysis. This book is essential reading for scholars and academics interested in transnational environmental crime and corporate crime, as well as governance studies.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Methodology
7
3 Explaining Transnational Environmental Crime
31
4 Governing Transnational Environmental Crime
45
5 The Illegal Trade in EWaste
59
6 Illegal Trade in Tropical Timber
105
7 Comparative Case Analysis
143
8 Conclusion
167
Checklist
175
References
179
Index
201
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Lieselot Bisschop has a PhD in Criminology (Ghent University, Belgium) and is an Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (USA). She is also affiliated with Ghent University as a post-doctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders. Her areas of interest and expertise include environmental crime, organizational crime, environmental governance and policing. She is an assistant editor of the European Journal of Policing Studies.

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