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The Resource The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy, Federico Varese

The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy, Federico Varese

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The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy
Title
The Russian mafia
Title remainder
private protection in a new market economy
Statement of responsibility
Federico Varese
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the Russian Mafia? This book thoroughly researches this question and challenges widely-held views. The author charts the emergence of the Russian Mafia in the context of the transition to the market, the privatization of protection, and pervasive corruption. The ability of the Russian State to define property rights and protect contracts is compared to the services offered by fragments of the state apparatus, private security firms, ethnic crime groups, the Cossacks, and the Mafia. Past criminal traditions, rituals and norms have been resuscitated by the Mafia of today to forge a powerful new identity and compete in a crowded market for protection. The book draws on reports of undercover police operations, in-depth interviews conducted over several years with the victims of the Mafia, criminals and officials, and documents from the Gulag archives. It also provides a comparative study, making references to other Mafia (the Japanese Yakuza, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, American-Italian Mafia, and the Hong Kong Triads)."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Varese, Federico
Dewey number
364.1/06/0947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6453.R8
LC item number
V37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organized crime
  • Organized crime
  • Transnational crime
Label
The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy, Federico Varese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [258]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45715859
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780198297369
Lccn
2001016333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy, Federico Varese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [258]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45715859
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780198297369
Lccn
2001016333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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