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The Sicilian Mafia : the business of private protection

Author: Diego Gambetta
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the confessions of eight Mafiosi, this work provides an analysis of the economic and political role of the Sicilian Mafia.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diego Gambetta
ISBN: 0674807413 9780674807419 0674807421 9780674807426
OCLC Number: 34911262
Language Note: [English translation from Italian of: La mafia siciliana : un'industria della protezione privata.].
Description: vi, 335 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The industry of protection. The market --
The resources --
The industry --
The industry in Sicily. The origins --
The cartel --
The trademarks --
Protection in practice. Dispute settlement --
Orderly markets --
Disordered markets --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Mafia siciliana.
Responsibility: Diego Gambetta.

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