Organized Crime And States: The Hidden Face of Politics

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

EditorJean-louis Briquet, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues

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In contrast to a globalizing approach to “transnational organized crime,” this edited volume studies socio-historical environments in which mafia-esque violence has found a fertile ground for growth and development within the political arena. The various chapters explore empirical data showing how politico-criminal configurations emerge, are formed and allow for interactions between powerful official stakeholders and “professionals of the use of force”. Links between military know-how and political power in Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey; the conversion of “violent entrepreneurs” into the Russian or Bulgarian political arena; the political racketeering activities of leaders of armed nationalist movements in Corsica; interactions between the Calabrese mafia and business; investment by the Belizean government in illegal activities; or else, monetary illegalism in the Somalia conflict… The various chapters of this book encourage a comparative approach to the study of mafia violence in the making and running of State power.

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In contrast to a globalizing approach to “transnational organized crime,” this edited volume studies socio-historical environments in which mafia-esque violence has found a fertile ground for growth and development within the political arena. The various chapters explore empirical data showing how politico-criminal configurations emerg...

Jean-Louis Briquet is Directeur de recherche and Senior Researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).Gilles Favarel-Garrigues is Senior researcher at CERI Sciences Po-CNRS.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.35 × 5.75 × 0.86 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230622860

ISBN - 13:9780230622869

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Crime and State--Jean-Louis Briquet and Gilles Favarel-Garrigues * Pakistan Rangers: From Border Control to “Protection” of the Interior--Laurent Gayer * The Political Articulation of the Criminal Milieu in Security Institutions: the case of “gangs in uniform” in Turkey--Elise Massicard * Governor Sutiyoso “Wars of Vice” (1997-2007): Criminal Enterprises, Islamist Militias and Politics in Djakarta--Romain Bertrand * “Shadow State”: Globalization, Criminalization and Environmental Change in Belize--Rosaleen  Duffy * The Entrepreneurial Path of Multigroup in the Making of Bulgarian Capitalism--Nadège Ragaru * Mafia Violence and Politics in Russia--Gilles Favarel-Garrigues * The Mafia and Civil Society: Control of Territory and Criminal-Economic Collusion in Calabria--Rocco Sciarrone * Political Violence and Criminal Affairism in Corsica.: Is the Nationalist Movement Drifting towards the Mafia?--Jean-Louis Briquet * Monetary Illegalism and Civil War: The Case of Somalia--Roland Marchal

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"This is just the kind of book that is presently needed. It has a precise focus: delinquency and the power of the state. It transcends ethnocentricity through its transnational approach and breaks away from the single discipline perspective by bringing together different methods of analysis. A seminal book on an important subject."-- Jean-Paul Brodeur, Director, International Centre for Comparative Criminology, Université de Montréal