Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy / Edition 1

Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy / Edition 1

by Federico Varese
     
 

Challenging widely held views, this book presents a thorough account of the Russian Mafia. It charts the emergence of the group in the context of the transition to the market, the privatization of protection, and pervasive corruption. It includes reports of undercover police operations, in-depth interviews conducted over several years with the victims of the Mafia,

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Challenging widely held views, this book presents a thorough account of the Russian Mafia. It charts the emergence of the group in the context of the transition to the market, the privatization of protection, and pervasive corruption. It includes 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, such as the Japanese Yakuza, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, and the American-Italian Mafia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199279494
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/07/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. The Transition to the Market and Protection in Russia
1. The Transition to the Market
2. The State as Supplier of Protection
3. Varieties of Protectors
II. Private Protection in Perm
4. Searching for Protection
5. The Contract and the Serices
III. The Russian Mafia
6. The Mafia in Perm
7. Mafia Ancestors: The vory-v-zakone, 1920s-1950s
8. The Rusian Mafia
Conclusion
Appendices
List of Respondents and Interview Content
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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