Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert by Craig Scott

By Craig Scott

Many of ultra-modern firms "live in public"; they commit large assets to branding, catching the general public eye, and capitalizing at the age of transparency. yet, while, progressively more businesses and different collectives are flying less than the radar, concealing their identities and activities.

This e-book bargains a framework for considering how businesses and their contributors speak identification to correct audiences. contemplating the measure to which corporations demonstrate themselves, the level to which participants exhibit their identity with the association, and no matter if the viewers is public or neighborhood, writer Craig R. Scott describes collectives as living in "regions" that diversity from obvious to shaded, from shadowed to darkish. Taking a better examine teams like EarthFirst!, the Church of Scientology, Alcoholics nameless, the KKK, cranium and Bones, U.S. particular challenge devices, men's bathhouses, and diverse terrorist agencies, this publication attracts realization to shaded, shadowed, and darkish collectives as very important firms within the modern landscape.

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As an interesting side note, the organization does most of its work under an affiliate’s name because of problems with Blackwater and Xe’s names (Scahill). Misconduct by private contractor organizations MZM and ArmorGroup North America have exposed otherwise hidden organizations. More significant is a Washington Post investigation on the emergence of top secret organizations here in the United States in response to other covert collectives. C. area thirty-three building complexes for top secret programs have been or are being built since September 11, 2001; Homeland Security depends on 318 outside organizations for various services; and NSA works with nearly 500 civilian firms (Priest and Arkin 2011).

Indeed, all the subcategories we are using in this chapter are very permeable; clearly, terrorist organizations, organized crime, and shadow economies can sometimes overlap. We have already seen how organized crime may get involved in the informal economy. Furthermore, organizations in the shadow economy or those that are engaged in criminal activities may use business fronts and other tactics that allow them to remain hidden while earning funds to support a range of activities, including terrorism.

Law, accounting; see Von Nordenflycht 2010). Other typologies are for a wider range of organizations, but they offer rather basic distinctions: public and private, product and service, agricultural/industrial/service, profit and nonprofit, governmental and nongovernmental, newer/older, small/large, and organizations in developed versus undeveloped countries. Practically useful but equally limiting are classifications based on various sectors and industries. For example, the North American Industry Classification System (formerly the Standard Industry Codes) lists twenty sectors including the following: educational services, utilities, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, 22 To Name or Not to Name, That Is the Question retail trade, transportation and warehousing, and information.

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