The Sicilian Mafia
The Business of Private Protection
By (author) Diego Gambetta
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Sicilian Mafia by Diego Gambetta
Book DescriptionIn a society where trust is in short supply and democracy weak, the Mafia sells protection, a guarantee of safe conduct for parties to commercial transactions. Drawing on the confessions of eight Mafiosi, Diego Gambetta develops an analysis of the economic and political role of the Sicilian Mafia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674807426
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Diego Gambetta
Diego Gambetta is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford and Official Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
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