The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection

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Harvard University Press, 1 feb 1996 - 346 pagine
In a society where trust is in short supply and democracy weak, the Mafia sells protection, a guarantee of safe conduct for parties to commercial transactions. Drawing on the confessions of eight Mafiosi, Diego Gambetta develops an elegant analysis of the economic and political role of the Sicilian Mafia.
 

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The Sicilian Mafia: the business of private protection

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Gambetta (sociology, Oxford) sets forth a new perspective on the Mafia, discarding the popular impression that it is a criminal community secretly controlled through a centralized structure. Gambetta ... Leggi recensione completa

Sommario

Introduction
The Market
The Resources
The Industry
The Origins
The Cartel
The Trademarks
Dispute Settlement
Orderly Markets
Disordered Markets
Conclusion
Postscript
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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