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MAFIA BUSINESS - The mafia ethic and the spirit of capitalism


Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988
ISBN 10: 0192851977 / ISBN 13: 9780192851970
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Titel: MAFIA BUSINESS - The mafia ethic and the ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Cover illustrated.

Auflage: 1st in paperback.


Cover photograph: the arrest of Luciano Liggio. Original title: 'La mafia imprenditrice'. Translated by Martin Ryle. Contents: I). The mafia and mafiosi in traditional Calabria and Sicily. 1). The behaviour of the mafioso. 2). The power of the mafioso. II). The crisis of the of the mafia during the great post-war transformation. 3). Honour, wealth and political power in the 1950s and 1960s. III). The mafia as entrepreneurs. 4). The mafia in business in the 1970s. 5). The mafioso-entrepreneur, the family' and the Cosca. 6). The limits of mafia capitalism. 7). The political autonomy of mafia power. 8). The entrepreneurial mafia and the heroin economy. V). Afterword to the English edition: Current world trends in organised crime. With map of southern Italy and Sicily and index of names. Written by a writer serving on the Italian Government Anti-Mafia Commission. A thoroughly documented account of the transition from the old-style mafia of The Godfather to the new gangster-capitalists. XIX + 239 pag. Size: 19,5cmx13cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 027362

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Inhaltsangabe: This book is an account both of the old Mafia of the Godfather and of its transformation into a network of gangsters and capitalists today, posing a major threat to democratic politics. The new Mafia combines large-scale business and banking activity with drug dealing, political corruption and widespread violence. Powerful, ruthless and rich, it has convulsed Southern Italy with a spate of murders. Its victims include an MP, a celebrated general, judges and prosecutors, policemen and ordinary citizens. It has turned itself into an entrepreneurial machine of a formidable kind, enjoying advantages denied to ordinary capitalist companies.

Sprache: Text: English, Italian (translation)

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