The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy by Jens BeckertThe Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy by Jens Beckert

The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

EditorJens Beckert, Matias Dewey

Hardcover | September 2, 2017

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From illegal drugs, stolen artwork, and forged trademarks, to fraud in financial markets - the phenomenon of illegality in market exchanges is pervasive. Illegal markets have great economic significance, have relevant social and political consequences, and shape economic and politicalstructures. Despite the importance of illegality in the economy, the field of economic sociology unquestioningly accepts the premise that the institutional structures and exchanges taking place in markets are law-abiding in nature. This volume makes a contribution to changing this. Questions that stand at thecentre of the chapters are: What are the interfaces between legal and illegal markets? How do demand and supply in illegal markets interact? What role do criminal organizations play in illegal markets? What is the relationship between illegality and governments? Is illegality a phenomenon central tocapitalism?Anchored in economic sociology, this book contributes to the analysis and understanding of market exchanges in conditions of illegality from a perspective that focuses on the social organization of markets. Offering both, theoretical reflections and case studies, the chapters assembled in the volumeaddress the consequences of the illegal production, distribution, and consumption of products for the architecture of markets. It also focuses on the underlying causes and the political and social concerns stemming from the infringement of the law.
Jens Beckert is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne. He has held visiting positions at Princeton University, Harvard University, Cornell University, the European University Institute, and Sciences Po in Paris. He is the author of The Worth o...
Title:The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the EconomyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:September 2, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Jens Beckert and Matias Dewey: The Social Organization of Illegal MarketsPart I: Conceptualizing Illegal Markets2. Renate Mayntz: Illegal Markets: Boundaries and Interfaces between Legality and IllegalityPart II: Secrecy and Illegal Markets:3. Philippe Steiner: Secrecy and Frontiers in Illegal Organ Transplantation4. Simon Mackenzie and Donna Yates: What Is Grey About the "Grey Market" in Antiquities?5. Meltem Odabaand#351;, Thomas Holt, and Ronald Breiger: Governance in Online Stolen Data Markets6. Ronen Palan: Futurity, Offshore, and the International Political Economy of CrimePArt III: The State in Informal Market Places7. Matias Dewey: State-Sponsored Protection Rackets: Regulating the Market for Counterfeit Clothing in Argentina8. Kirsten Endres: Shoddy, Fake, or Harmful: Smuggled Goods and Entangled Illegalities in a Vietnamese Border MarketPArt IV: Shifting Definitions of Illegality9. Cyrus Dioun: Making the Medical Marijuana Market10. Annette Hubschle: Contested Illegality: Processing the Trade Prohibition of Rhino Horn11. Nina Enwicht: "We Are the Genuine People": Legality and Legitimacy in the Sierra Leonean Diamond Market12. Vadim Radaev: A Crooked Mirror: The Evolution of Illegal Alcohol Markets in Russia since the Late Socialist PeriodPart V: Illegal Practices in Legal Markets13. Letizia Paoli and Victoria Greenfield: The Supply of Doping Products and the Relevance of Market-Based Perspectives: Implications of Recent Research in Italy14. Boris Samuel: Illegal Prices: The Social Contestation of High Living Costs in Guadeloupe and Mauritania15. Robert Tillman: The Price is Not Right: Financialization and Financial Crime