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Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science, nr. 28)

De (autor) Editat de Renate Siebert
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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – September 2003
This innovative book investigates the paradoxical situation whereby organized crime groups, authoritarian in nature and anti-democratic in practice, perform at their best in democratic countries. It uses examples from the United States, Japan, Russia, South America, France, Italy and the European Union.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780415369725
ISBN-10: 041536972X
Pagini: 256
Dimensiuni: 163 x 234 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.52 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Routledge
Seria Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science


Cuprins

Contents
Organized crime: a challenge to Democracy?
Part I: Definitions and Diatribes
1. Why is organised crime so successful Fabio Armao
2. Mafia and anti-Mafia, the implications for everyday life Renate Siebert
3. Transnational organized crime between myth and reality: the social construction of a threat Monica Massari
Part II: 'The 'Weakest' Link: The State Under Siege
4. Organized Crime, business and the state in post-communist Russia Sergei Plekhanov
5. Drug trafficking and the state: the case of colombia Sayaka Fukumi
6. Transnational organised crime, security and the European Union Wyn Rees
Part III: Civil Society Held to Ransom
7. 'Once upon a time in America': organized crime and civil society Robert J. Kelly and Rufus Schatzberg
8. Civil resistance: society fights back... Ercole Giap Parini
9. For Christ's Sake: organised crime and religion Alessandra Dino
Part IV: Organized Crime and Politics
10. Democracy and the gangs: the case of Marseilles Paola Monzini
11. Organized crime, politics and the judiciary in post-war Italy Jean-Louis Briquet
12. Mediated democracy: Yakuza and Japanese political leadership Eiko Maruko
13. Conclusion: organized crime and Democracy: 'uncivil' or 'civil' society? Felia Allum and Renate Siebert

Notă biografică

Felia Allum is a lecturer in Italian history and politics at the University of Bath, UK. Her research interests are European and Italian politics and organized crime, in particular, its relationship with politics.Renate Siebert is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calabria, Italy. Her research focuses on gender, generations, the mafia and the Mezzogiorno region in particular.