Susan Strange acknowledges the lack of authority and influence that states have in the global political realm in the article, “The Declining Authority of States.” She eludes to the fact that lead government officials in the governments of influential global powers have lost their authoritative presence on a global scale. This conclusion directly ties into issues surrounding reducing and controlling globalized criminal activity. Criminal activity in itself has become a globalized structure, where people from different regions all over the world perpetuate such large criminal networks, such as the world drug trade and the black market. These criminal networks continue to carry out thier anti-social agendas on a large scale because globalized political entities do not have the means to enforce certian guidelines that would bring such systems down. Nevertheless, people affected by such criminal acts have been forced to rely on the intervention of private groups that often get overpowered due to a lack of governmental and physical support. In this sense, the lack of authority with global crime inhibits the worlds attempt in progression for various societies.