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Governance, Naval Intervention and Piracy in Somalia

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  • Shortland Anja

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    (Department of Economics, Brunel University, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK)

  • Percy Sarah

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    (Department of Politics, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia)

Abstract

Might criminals in weak states benefit from better governance? We test the relationship between Somali piracy and local business conditions as well as (naval) law enforcement. Anarchy on land is not helpful to pirates, but corruptible governance is. Increasingly effective naval measures in the Gulf of Aden displaced piracy into the Indian Ocean.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy.

Volume (Year): 19 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 275-283

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:pepspp:v:19:y:2013:i:2:p:275-283:n:4

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