Type
Livre
Titre
Organized crime and states. The hidden face of politics : The hidden face of politics
Dans
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Auteur(s)
BRIQUET Jean-Louis - Centre de recherches internationales (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
FAVAREL-GARRIGUES Gilles - Centre de recherches internationales (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
Collection
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Pages
272 p.
ISBN
9780230110038
Mots clés
Mafia, Organized crime, Political criminality
Résumé
EN
In contrast to a globalizing approach to "transnational organized crime," this edited volume studies socio-historical environments in which mafia-esque violence has found a fertile ground for growth and development within the political arena. The various chapters explore empirical data showing how politico-criminal configurations emerge, are formed and allow for interactions between powerful official stakeholders and "professionals of the use of force". Links between military know-how and political power in Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey; the conversion of "violent entrepreneurs" into the Russian or Bulgarian political arena; the political racketeering activities of leaders of armed nationalist movements in Corsica; interactions between the Calabrese mafia and business; investment by the Belizean government in illegal activities; or else, monetary illegalism in the Somalia conflict... The various chapters of this book encourage a comparative approach to the study of mafia violence in the making and running of State power. (Résumé de l'éditeur)

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In contrast to a globalizing approach to "transnational organized crime," this edited volume studies socio-historical environments in which mafia-esque violence has found a fertile ground for growth and development within the political arena. The various chapters explore empirical data showing how politico-criminal configurations emerge, are formed and allow for interactions between powerful official stakeholders and "professionals of the use of force". Links between military know-how and political power in Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey; the conversion of "violent entrepreneurs" into the Russian or Bulgarian political arena; the political racketeering activities of leaders of armed nationalist movements in Corsica; interactions between the Calabrese mafia and business; investment by the Belizean government in illegal activities; or else, monetary illegalism in the Somalia conflict... The various chapters of this book encourage a comparative approach to the study of mafia violence in the making and running of State power. (Résumé de l'éditeur)
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