The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy


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ISBN-13: 9780198794974
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jens Beckert is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne. He has held visiting positions at Princeton University, Harvard University, Cornell University, the European University Institute, and Sciences Po in Paris. He is the author of The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy (OUP), Beyond the Market: the Social Foundations of Economic Efficiency (Princeton University Press 2002) and Inherited Wealth (Princeton University Press 2008). His articles have been published in journals such as Theory & Society, Sociological Theory, Organization Studies, and the European Journal of Sociology.

Matias Dewey is a Senior Researcher in the project area on the sociology of illegal markets at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He studied sociology in Argentina and received his PhD in Germany. As a visiting scholar, he has spent time at the University of Oxford, at the MaxPo in Paris and recently at the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received grants from the Alexander von Humboldt and Volkswagen foundations. He has published extensively on social theory, economic sociology, illegal markets and qualitative research.

Table of Contents

1. The Social Organization of Illegal Markets, Jens Beckert and Matias Dewey
Part I: Conceptualizing Illegal Markets
2. Illegal Markets: Boundaries and Interfaces between Legality and Illegality, Renate Mayntz
Part II: Secrecy and Illegal Markets:
3. Secrecy and Frontiers in Illegal Organ Transplantation, Philippe Steiner
4. What Is Grey About the "Grey Market" in Antiquities?, Simon Mackenzie and Donna Yates
5. Governance in Online Stolen Data Markets, Ronald Breiger
6. Futurity, Offshore, and the International Political Economy of Crime, Ronen Palan
PArt III: The State in Informal Market Places
7. State-Sponsored Protection Rackets: Regulating the Market for Counterfeit Clothing in Argentina, Matias Dewey
8. Shoddy, Fake, or Harmful: Smuggled Goods and Entangled Illegalities in a Vietnamese Border Market, Kirsten Endres
PArt IV: Shifting Definitions of Illegality
9. Making the Medical Marijuana Market, Cyrus Dioun
10. Contested Illegality: Processing the Trade Prohibition of Rhino Horn, Annette Hubschle
11. "We Are the Genuine People": Legality and Legitimacy in the Sierra Leonean Diamond Market, Nina Enwicht
12. A Crooked Mirror: The Evolution of Illegal Alcohol Markets in Russia since the Late Socialist Period, Vadim Radaev
Part V: Illegal Practices in Legal Markets
13. The Supply of Doping Products and the Relevance of Market-Based Perspectives: Implications of Recent Research in Italy, Letizia Paoli and Victoria Greenfield
14. Illegal Prices: The Social Contestation of High Living Costs in Guadeloupe and Mauritania, Boris Samuel
15. The Price is Not Right: Financialization and Financial Crime, Robert Tillman

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