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Mafias on the move : how organized crime conquers new territories, Federico Varese

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Mafias on the move : how organized crime conquers new territories
Title
Mafias on the move
Title remainder
how organized crime conquers new territories
Statement of responsibility
Federico Varese
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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Varese, Federico
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • Transnational crime
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Mafias on the move : how organized crime conquers new territories, Federico Varese
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Mafia transplantation -- The Ndrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto -- The Russian mafia in Rome and Budapest -- Lessons from the past : Sicilian mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880-1940 -- The future of the mafias : foreign triads in China -- Mafia origins, transplantation, and the paradoxes of democracy
Control code
FIEb16884929
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780691128559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)613423177
Label
Mafias on the move : how organized crime conquers new territories, Federico Varese
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Mafia transplantation -- The Ndrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto -- The Russian mafia in Rome and Budapest -- Lessons from the past : Sicilian mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880-1940 -- The future of the mafias : foreign triads in China -- Mafia origins, transplantation, and the paradoxes of democracy
Control code
FIEb16884929
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780691128559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)613423177

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