Dysnomie and the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Challenge

Twyman-Ghoshal, Anamika ORCID: 0000-0003-4076-6687 (2014) Dysnomie and the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Challenge. In: Current Problems of the Penal Law and Criminology. Wolters Kluwer, Warsaw, Poland, pp. 775-789. ISBN 9788325563479

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This chapter provides an overview of the contemporary piracy problem, beginning with an explanation of the international legal definition of maritime piracy. Then, the nature and trends of contemporary maritime piracy are described using one of the most comprehensive collection of cases available on the subject, the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Dataset. The analysis here identifies how the international legal definition which is rooted in historical forms of piracy is ill equipped to deal with the modern phenomenon we see today. This is done using the concept of global dysnomie, i.e. ‘difficulty to govern’, which arises in a globalized world due to: a regulatory patchwork of diverse and conflicting legal traditions and practices, a lack of global norm making mechanisms, as well as inconsistent enforcement of international rules. The concept has particular applicability to identifying control weaknesses for transnational crimes such as piracy. Each of these causes is discussed here with reference to the legal counter piracy framework, identifying specific policy implications.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Anamika Twyman Ghoshal
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2022 11:17
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/11933

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