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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674807426
ISBN-10: 0674807421
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 346
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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