Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

Edited by Felia Allum, Renate Siebert

© 2003 – Routledge

256 pages

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Paperback: 9780415467278
pub: 2008-01-10
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About the Book

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.

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL007000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology