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The Russian mafia : private protection in a new market economy

Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the Russian Mafia? Drawing on reports from undercover police operations, documents from the Gulag archives, and in-depth interviews conducted over several years with vicitms of the mafia,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Federico Varese
ISBN: 0199279497 9780199279494 019829736X 9780198297369
OCLC Number: 717713193
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 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; I. THE TRANSITION TO THE MARKET AND PROTECTION IN RUSSIA ; 1. The Transition to the Market ; 2. The State as Supplier of Protection ; 3. Varieties of Protectors ; II. PRIVATE PROTECTION IN PERM ; 4. Searching for Protection ; 5. The Contract and the Services ; III. THE RUSSIAN MAFIA ; 6. The Mafia in Perm ; 7. Mafia Ancestors: The vory-v-zakone, 1920s-1950s ; 8. The Rusian Mafia ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Federico Varese.

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