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Out of the woods: the illegal trade in tropical timber and a European trade hub

Lieselot Bisschop UGent (2012) GLOBAL CRIME. 13(3). p.191-212
abstract
This article responds to the call for more empirical knowledge about transnational environmental crime by analysing the illegal trade in tropical timber. It aims to provide insights into the social organisation of the illegal transports of tropical timber within the local research setting of the port of Antwerp (Belgium) but meanwhile pays attention to elements throughout the flows from locations of origin over transit to destination. It is often difficult to determine which legal and illegal actors are involved in transnational environmental crime. This research sheds light on the legal–illegal interfaces in tropical timber flows connected to this European setting. The results show that the social organisation of transnational environmental crime is shaped by the global context of the places of origin, transit and destination, where it is continuously on a thin line between legal and illegal.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
transnational environmental crime, case study, illegal timber, legal–illegal interfaces
journal title
GLOBAL CRIME
Global crime
volume
13
issue
3
pages
191 - 212
ISSN
1744-0580
DOI
10.1080/17440572.2012.701836
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:337021
VABB type
VABB-1
id
2963196
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2963196
date created
2012-07-13 19:38:11
date last changed
2012-08-31 11:35:00
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  abstract     = {This article responds to the call for more empirical knowledge about transnational environmental crime by analysing the illegal trade in tropical timber. It aims to provide insights into the social organisation of the illegal transports of tropical timber within the local research setting of the port of Antwerp (Belgium) but meanwhile pays attention to elements throughout the flows from locations of origin over transit to destination. It is often difficult to determine which legal and illegal actors are involved in transnational environmental crime. This research sheds light on the legal--illegal interfaces in tropical timber flows connected to this European setting. The results show that the social organisation of transnational environmental crime is shaped by the global context of the places of origin, transit and destination, where it is continuously on a thin line between legal and illegal.},
  author       = {Bisschop, Lieselot},
  issn         = {1744-0580},
  journal      = {GLOBAL CRIME},
  keyword      = {transnational environmental crime,case study,illegal timber,legal--illegal interfaces},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {191--212},
  title        = {Out of the woods: the illegal trade in tropical timber and a European trade hub},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17440572.2012.701836},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Bisschop, Lieselot. 2012. “Out of the Woods: The Illegal Trade in Tropical Timber and a European Trade Hub.” Global Crime 13 (3): 191–212.
APA
Bisschop, L. (2012). Out of the woods: the illegal trade in tropical timber and a European trade hub. GLOBAL CRIME, 13(3), 191–212.
Vancouver
1.
Bisschop L. Out of the woods: the illegal trade in tropical timber and a European trade hub. GLOBAL CRIME. 2012;13(3):191–212.
MLA
Bisschop, Lieselot. “Out of the Woods: The Illegal Trade in Tropical Timber and a European Trade Hub.” GLOBAL CRIME 13.3 (2012): 191–212. Print.