IU's Stephanie Kane on piracy, poverty, and global trade

Program: All Things Sustainable

Reporter: Tony Krabill

Airdate: 04/20/2009

Stephanie Kane, an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University Bloomington, speaks with WVPE's Tony Krabill about the recent Somali pirate attacks, ramifications of the U.S. response to the Maersk crisis, and other issues related to the waters off the Horn of Africa, including illegal fishing and dumping by Western companies.  Kane is trained in social and cultural anthropology and is conducting research on port cities around the world.

Read more about Kane and IU criminal justice colleage, Steve Russell, who says the piracy is, from a legal perspective, very close to terrorism, and there are legal mechanisms for dealing with both.  http://newsinfo.iu.edu/group/page/normal/134.html

Also, Carol Nordstrom, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, specializes in transnational crime and globalization.  She says the attacks are partly the result off a lack of attention paid internationally to illegal global economies.  http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/11522-nd-expert-pirates-a-product-of-global-economic-crisis


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