ISBN-10:
0674807413
ISBN-13:
9780674807419
Pub. Date:
01/28/1993
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection

The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection

by Diego Gambetta

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Overview

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 elegant analysis of the economic and political role of the Sicilian Mafia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674807419
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Pages: 335
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Diego Gambetta is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford and Official Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: THE INDUSTRY OF PREOTECTION

1. The market

2. The resources

3. The industry

PART 2: THE INDUSTRY IN SICILY

4. The Origins

5. The Cartel

6. The Trademarks

PART 3: PROTECTION IN PRACTICE

7. Dispute Settlement

8. Orderly Markets

9. Disordered Markets

Conclusion

Postscript

Appendix A: Etymologies of Mafioso and Mafia

Appendix B: Descriptions of the Mafia Ritual

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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