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Mafias on the move [[electronic resource] ] : how organized crime conquers new territories / / Federico Varese

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Autore: Varese Federico Visualizza persona
Titolo: Mafias on the move [[electronic resource] ] : how organized crime conquers new territories / / Federico Varese Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Princeton, N.J., : Princeton University Press, c2011
Edizione: Course Book
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (291 p.)
Disciplina: 364.106
Soggetto topico: Mafia - History
Organized crime - History
Transnational crime - History
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Soggetto non controllato: 'Ndrangheta
Chinese triads
Hong Kong
Italian mafia
Italian migration
Italian organized crime
New York City
Reggio Calabria
Russian mafia
Russian mobsters
Sicilian mafia
Solntsevo fraternity
criminal multinational corporations
criminal protection
generalized trust
mafia emergence
mafia families
mafia transplantation
open borders
organized crime
private protection
protection money
transnational organized crime
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- One: Introduction -- Two: Mafia Transplantation -- Three: The `Ndrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto -- Four: The Russian Mafia in Rome and Budapest -- Five: Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880-1940 -- Six: The Future of the Mafias? Foreign Triads in China -- Seven: Mafia Origins, Transplantation, and the Paradoxes of Democracy -- Notes -- References -- Index
Sommario/riassunto: Organized crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. That at least is the fear, inspired by stories of Russian mobsters in New York, Chinese triads in London, and Italian mafias throughout the West. As Federico Varese explains in this compelling and daring book, the truth is more complicated. Varese has spent years researching mafia groups in Italy, Russia, the United States, and China, and argues that mafiosi often find themselves abroad against their will, rather than through a strategic plan to colonize new territories. Once there, they do not always succeed in establishing themselves. Varese spells out the conditions that lead to their long-term success, namely sudden market expansion that is neither exploited by local rivals nor blocked by authorities. Ultimately the inability of the state to govern economic transformations gives mafias their opportunity. In a series of matched comparisons, Varese charts the attempts of the Calabrese 'Ndrangheta to move to the north of Italy, and shows how the Sicilian mafia expanded to early twentieth-century New York, but failed around the same time to find a niche in Argentina. He explains why the Russian mafia failed to penetrate Rome but succeeded in Hungary. In a pioneering chapter on China, he examines the challenges that triads from Taiwan and Hong Kong find in branching out to the mainland. Based on ground-breaking field work and filled with dramatic stories, this book is both a compelling read and a sober assessment of the risks posed by globalization and immigration for the spread of mafias.
Titolo autorizzato: Mafias on the move  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-283-00127-6
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910458997803321
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