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作者 Kupatadze, Alexander, 1978-
書名 Organized crime, political transitions, and state formation in post-Soviet Eurasia [electronic resource] / Alexander Kupatadze
出版項 New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
國際標準書號 9780230361393 (electronic bk.)
0230361390 (electronic bk.)
9780230299801
0230299806
國際標準號碼 9786613381484
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
系列 Transnational crime, crime control and security
Transnational crime, crime control and security
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
List of Charts and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Political-criminal Nexus and Patterns of Dominance -- Impact of Soviet and Post-Soviet Organized Crime -- Ukraine ₆ Privatisation and Re-privatisation: from Shadowy Takeovers to Corporate Raiding -- Georgia ₆ Extortion: from Professional Criminals to the 'Revolutionary Government' -- Kyrgyzstan - Drug Trafficking: from Sportsmeny and Ugalovniki to Police and Elites -- The Coloured Revolutions and their Consequences -- Organized Crime, Transitions and State Formation -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index --
List of charts and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Political-criminal nexus and patterns of dominance -- Impact of Soviet and post-Soviet organized crime -- Ukraine : privatisation and re-privatisation : from shadowy takeovers to corporate raiding -- Georgia : extortion : from professional criminals to the "revolutionary government" -- Kyrgyzstan : drug trafficking : from sportsmeny and ugalovniki to police and elites -- The coloured revolutions and their consequences -- Organized crime, transitions, and state formation -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
For thisinnovative study, the first situating organized crime in the debate on state formation, Alexander Kupatadze interviewed over one hundred respondents including criminals, law enforcement officials, and politicians in post-Soviet Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan to map the divergent patterns of organized crime in these countries following their Coloured Revolutions. Drawing upon unique case studies of criminal activity, the authortraces the thin line dividing the licit and illicit spheres, or 'upper' and 'under' economic and political worlds. Kupatadze argues that state formation in post-Soviet Eurasia has been heavily marked by struggle for the dominance between political elites and organized crime groups that involved various forms of contention and collaboration. In reassessing the nature of state criminalization, Kupatadze introduces three dimensions of the state that determine the patterns of dominance: political-coercive, economic-taxation and ideological-informational. He distills the variables surrounding organized crime into contextual (geography, regional wars) and intermediate (related with the Coloured Revolutions such as participation of civil society, resources of competing political groups). This work is an important contribution to the study of organized criminality and state formation
鏈接 Print version: Kupatadze, Alexander, 1978- Organized crime, political transitions, and state formation in post-Soviet Eurasia. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230299801 (DLC) 2011048085 (OCoLC)748328906
主題 Organized crime -- Former Soviet republics -- Case studies
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government -- Case studies
Power (Social sciences) -- Former Soviet republics
State, The
TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime bisacsh
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