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Crime, Networks and Power : Transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra (Hardcover) (Vincenzo Scalia)
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This book develops the idea that the Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia, like and more than any other criminal organizations, follows the patterns of capitalist transformation. The author presents analysis of the mafia under post-fordism capitalism, showing how they rely on increasingly more flexible networks for reasons both of costs and of dodging the police control, as well as changing their core businesses in relation to the risk that some activities, such as drug trafficking, are likely to incur.
Combining sociology, criminology and labour sociology, the book provides an interpretation of Cosa Nostra which focuses on the connection between legal and illegal economies and politics, thus doing away with the idea that organized crime is always an external entity to society. An authoritative and original study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminal justice, politics, and economics.
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Vincenzo Scalia
Street Date: November 23, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2644