Organized Crime, Political Transitions and State Formation in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

byAlexander Kupatadze

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Based on over 130 interviews with criminals, law enforcement officials and government representatives from post-Soviet Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, this book situates organized crime in the debate on state formation and examines the diverging patterns in organized crime following the aftermath of these countries' Coloured Revolutions.

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Based on over 130 interviews with criminals, law enforcement officials and government representatives from post-Soviet Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, this book situates organized crime in the debate on state formation and examines the diverging patterns in organized crime following the aftermath of these countries' Coloured Revolutio...

ALEXANDER KUPATADZEScholar with numerous years of experience in studying organized crime and corruption issues in post-Soviet Eurasia. He obtained his PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, UK, and has held teaching and research positions at the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Georgian In...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.56 × 5.65 × 0.94 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230299806

ISBN - 13:9780230299801

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Table of Contents

List of Charts and Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Political-criminal Nexus and Patterns of Dominance
Impact of Soviet and Post-Soviet Organized Crime
Ukraine - Privatisation and Re-privatisation: from Shadowy Takeovers to Corporate Raiding
Georgia - Extortion: from Professional Criminals to the 'Revolutionary Government'
Kyrgyzstan - Drug Trafficking: from Sportsmeny and Ugalovniki to Police and Elites
The Coloured Revolutions and their Consequences
Organized Crime, Transitions and State Formation
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index