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dc.contributor.authorVan Fossen, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.editorAlan Blocken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:40:45Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:40:45Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-28T06:58:16Z
dc.identifier.issn09254994en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1016062320622en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6511
dc.description.abstractSince 1990 financial frauds have been associated with pseudo-states in thePacific Islands, particularly the Dominion of Melchizedek. The relative success of these schemes can be understood in terms of (i) the general atmosphere of overconfidence about financial dealings that prevailed during the decade to early 2000, (ii) Melchizedek's creation of opportunities for a growing mutually supportive network of fraudsters, (iii) this pseudo-state's identification with a rising global tide of secession and indigenous self-determination through its increasing involvement in a variety ofethnic nationalist movements in Oceania that have been connected with questionable financial dealings, and (iv) the attractiveness of its developing postmodern personality as a libertarian cyber-state. The article concludes by seeing Melchizedek's facilitation of financialfrauds as a challenge to recent libertarian thinking about the law of cyberspace and the anticipated neo-medieval world-systemen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishers Groupen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom357en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto378en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCrime, Law and Social Changeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode349901en_US
dc.titleFinancial Frauds and Pseudo-States in the Pacific Islandsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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