The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection
Harvard University Press, 1996 - 335 pagina's
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 protectionGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
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 ... Volledige recensie lezen
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Sometimes simple questions lead to surprisingly insightful results. In this book our researcher asks what is the Sicilian mafia. Its subtitle sums his answer: the business of private protection. The ... Volledige recensie lezen