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Mafias on the move : how organized crime conquers new territories

Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2013, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Organised crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. This book argues that mafiosi often find themselves abroad against their will, rather than through a strategic plan to colonise the territories.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Federico Varese
ISBN: 0691158010 9780691158013
OCLC Number: 820123523
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Publication Award, International Association for the Study of Organized Crime 2012
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Chapter One: Introduction 1 Chapter Two: Mafia Transplantation 13 Chapter Three: The 'Ndrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto 31 Chapter Four: The Russian Mafia in Rome and Budapest 65 Chapter Five: Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880-1940 101 Chapter Six: The Future of the Mafias? Foreign Triads in China 146 Chapter Seven: Mafia Origins, Transplantation, and the Paradoxes of Democracy 188 Notes 203 References 237 Index 263
Responsibility: Federico Varese.

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Organised crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. This book argues that mafiosi often find themselves abroad against their will, rather than through a strategic plan to colonise the territories.

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