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The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy

Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on primary sources, this study challenges widely held views to chart the emergence of the Russian mafia in the context of the transition to the market, the privatisation of protection and pervasive corruption.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Federico Varese
ISBN: 019829736X 9780198297369 0199279497 9780199279494
OCLC Number: 45715859
Awards: Winner of Co-winner, 2002 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize for the Best Book on the Political Economy of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
Description: xiv, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. The transition to the market and protection in Russia --
The transition to the market --
The state as supplier of protection --
Varieties of protectors --
--
II. Private protection in Perm --
Searching for protection --
The contract and the services --
--
III. The Russian mafia --
The mafia in Perm --
Mafia ancestors: the vory-v-zakone, 1920s-1950s --
The Russian mafia --
--
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Federico Varese.
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The first comprehensive study of the Russian Mafia is by a young Italian scholar, Federico Varese. His book is an extraordinary account. * Daniele Archibugi, Il Manifesto (Rome) * Headlines on Read more...

 
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