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Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

Edited by Felia Allum, Renate Siebert

Routledge – 2003 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

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Description

This innovative book investigates the paradoxical situation whereby organized crime groups, authoritarian in nature and anti-democratic in practice, perform at their best in democratic countries. It uses examples from the United States, Japan, Russia, South America, France, Italy and the European Union.

Author Bio

Felia Allum is a lecturer in Italian history and politics at the University of Bath, UK. Her research interests are European and Italian politics and organized crime, in particular, its relationship with politics.Renate Siebert is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calabria, Italy. Her research focuses on gender, generations, the mafia and the Mezzogiorno region in particular.

Name: Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Felia Allum, Renate Siebert. This innovative book investigates the paradoxical situation whereby organized crime groups, authoritarian in nature and anti-democratic in practice, perform at their best in democratic countries. It uses examples from the United States, Japan, Russia,...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, Democracy, Criminology and Criminal Justice