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The Impossible Mission: Global Justice Movement Against Transnational Organized Crime

Baris Cayli
Published Online: 2012-05-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1940-0004.1158

This article argues that the best counterattack against globally oriented transnational organized crime (TOC) is by a global response. The contribution of participating states and the creation of a collective identity against TOC are both necessary. This creation would be more effective through transnational social movements. Therefore, activating the global justice movement (GJM) against TOC would be a significant achievement. This has not yet taken place for both structural and ideological reasons which are on the surface quite rational. If GJM activists create a more unified movement, however, and adhere more strictly to non-violence as have other social movements like the Libera anti-Mafia association of Italy and Flare Network of Europe, there is potential for convergence.

Keywords: global justice movement; globalization; transnational organized crime; social movement

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Published Online: 2012-05-07


Citation Information: New Global Studies, Volume 6, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1940-0004, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1940-0004.1158.

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