Russian and Post-Soviet Organized Crime

Russian and Post-Soviet Organized Crime

by Mark Galeotti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754621766

ISBN-13: 9780754621768

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

A timely look at a widespread yet largely uninvestigated area of Russian life. Chapters include: consideration of the history and basis in culture for the organization of crime in Russia; the actions of émigrés to the USA; and the development of modern sophistications of exchange and networking that currently blight privatization. Diverse…  See more details below

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A timely look at a widespread yet largely uninvestigated area of Russian life. Chapters include: consideration of the history and basis in culture for the organization of crime in Russia; the actions of émigrés to the USA; and the development of modern sophistications of exchange and networking that currently blight privatization. Diverse perspectives including comparative, structural and ethnic frameworks, give unprecedented national and international insights into a pervasive element of modern Russia.

Author Biography: Mark Galeotti, Dr, Director, Organised Russian and Eurasian Crime Research Unit, Keele University, UK.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754621768
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology Series
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

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By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. As Thoreau made clear in his book, his cabin was not in wilderness but at the edge of town, about two miles (3 km) from his family home.

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