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Counter-Piracy in Somalia: Help or Hindrance?

  • Anja Shortland

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  • Sarah Percy

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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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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Development and Institutions(CEDI), Brunel University in its series CEDI Discussion Paper Series with number 12-03.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:edb:cedidp:12-03
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