Global Shell Games marks an important turning point in the study of international law and international relations more generally. The authors not only shed new light on the fascinating topic of how incorporation services allow customers to flout international rules; they also chart a new methodological course that will inspire countless scholars in years to come.
Global Shell Games is a game changer for international relations. It reorients our empirical lens to a broad array of events and decisions that have long been neglected, even though they constitute a growing proportion of relationships between states. This book will not only be read, but will also be inspirational for future generations of scholars.
Combining scintillating stories with rigorous scientific methods, Findley, Nielson and Sharman unpack the sordid world of anonymous shell corporations and their relation to corruption, terrorism, laws and international norms. Global Shell Games is an astounding scholarly achievement and will be one of the books that drives the study of international relations over the next decade and into the future.
-Joseph K. Young, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC