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Mafia Siciliana

ISBN-10: 0674807421
ISBN-13: 9780674807426
Edition: 1993
Authors: Diego Gambetta
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

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.

Diego Gambetta is Official Fellow of Nuffield College and professor of sociology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of "The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection" and editor of "Making Sense of Suicide Missions".

Introduction
The Industry Of Preotection
The market
The resources
The industry
The Industry In Sicily
The Origins
The Cartel
The Trademarks
Protection In Practice
Dispute Settlement
Orderly Markets
Disordered Markets
Conclusion
Postscript
Etymologies of Mafioso and Mafia
Descriptions of the Mafia Ritual
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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