Illicit arms trafficking and the limits of rational choice theory: the case of the Balkans

  title={Illicit arms trafficking and the limits of rational choice theory: the case of the Balkans},
  author={Jana Arsovska and Panos Kostakos},
  journal={Trends in Organized Crime},
Organized crime is often conceptualized as a business enterprise formed by actors motivated by profits. The Balkans represents an ideal case for testing the extent to which assumptions about the image of actors involved in illegal arms trading can be extrapolated to the macro-level of analysis. Focusing mainly on public discourse, this paper points to several thematic categories of illicit arms trafficking: i) profit-oriented arms trafficking involving organized crime groups ii) trafficking of… 

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