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From fear to fraternity : a Russian tale of crime, economy and modernity

Author: Patricia Rawlinson
Publisher: London ; New York : Pluto ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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"The end of communism marked the emergence of a worldwide 'threat' from Russian organised crime. Patricia Rawlinson argues that this threat has been seriously misunderstood. She explains that the problem orginates in the economic systems that nurture organised crime ... she argues that we need to recognise organised crime as a symptom rather than a cause of economic sickness, not just for Russian but for any market  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rawlinson, Patricia.
From fear to fraternity.
London ; New York : Pluto ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)762071216
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Rawlinson
ISBN: 9780745318684 0745318681 9780745318677 0745318673
OCLC Number: 302231188
Description: viii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Telling tales --
Crime-time stories --
From bandits to Bolsheviks to Brezhnev --
Shadowlands: the Gorbachev years --
Comrade capitalists: the tale of crime and economy in the 'new' Russia --
The Sovietising of western society --
From fear to fraternity.
Responsibility: Patricia Rawlinson.

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A unique and globally framed analysis of the development of Russian organised crime arguing that it is a barometer of economic well-being.  Read more...

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