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The Resource Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld

Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld

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Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse
Title
Gangster states
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organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse
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Katherine Hirschfeld
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eng
Summary
Gangsterism, extortion and racketeering are currently viewed as deviant, pathological behaviors that are disconnected from formal political and economic structures, and often excluded from analysis in the fields of political science and economics. A critical reconsideration of organized crime reveals that the evolution of racketeering in systems of exchange should be understood as a natural phenomenon that can be predicted with tools from behavioral ecology originally developed to model the dynamics of predator-prey relations. These models predict the conditions under which unregulated markets evolve into hierarchical criminal syndicates, and how established organized crime groups expand and intrude into formal systems of government, creating chimeric 'gangster-states'. This book outlines the parameters of this process, and uses archival research to explore case studies of organized crime and kleptocratic state formation. A final section proposes redefining state formation as part of a longitudinal cycle of political-economic evolution that includes phases of racketeering, instability, collapse and regeneration.--
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Hirschfeld, Katherine
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
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International political economy series
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  • Failed states
  • Racketeering
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
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Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-170) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. What is Organized Crime? -- 3. Failing Economics -- 4. The Evolution of Racketeering -- 5. Organized Crime and Kleptocracy -- 6. Things Fall Apart...and Rebuild -- 7. Darwinian Political Economy
Control code
FIEb17727078
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 176 pages
Isbn
9781137490285
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)893451572
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Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. What is Organized Crime? -- 3. Failing Economics -- 4. The Evolution of Racketeering -- 5. Organized Crime and Kleptocracy -- 6. Things Fall Apart...and Rebuild -- 7. Darwinian Political Economy
Control code
FIEb17727078
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 176 pages
Isbn
9781137490285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893451572

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