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The Resource Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA

Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA

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Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse
Title
Gangster states
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organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Hirschfeld, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA
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eng
Summary
"Gangsterism, extortion and racketeering are currently viewed as deviant, pathological behaviors that are disconnected from formal political and economic structures, and often excluded from analysis in the fields of political science and economics. A critical reconsideration of organized crime reveals that the evolution of racketeering in systems of exchange should be understood as a natural phenomenon that can be predicted with tools from behavioral ecology originally developed to model the dynamics of predator-prey relations. These models predict the conditions under which unregulated markets evolve into hierarchical criminal syndicates, and how established organized crime groups expand and intrude into formal systems of government, creating chimeric 'gangster-states'. This book outlines the parameters of this process, and uses archival research to explore case studies of organized crime and kleptocratic state formation. A final section proposes redefining state formation as part of a longitudinal cycle of political-economic evolution that includes phases of racketeering, instability, collapse and regeneration"--
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Hirschfeld, Katherine
Index
index present
LC call number
JC328.7
LC item number
.H57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International political economy series
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  • Failed states
  • Racketeering
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Interpersonal Relations
  • Failed states
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • Racketeering
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Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Secret Vices -- 1.2 What is Organized Crime? -- 1.3 Evolutionary Stable Strategies -- 1.4 Case Study: Post-Soviet Russia -- 1.5 Gangs as Primitive States -- 1.6 Collapse and Regeneration -- 1.7 Darwinian Political Economy -- 2. What is Organized Crime? -- 2.1 Formal Verses Informal Economies -- 2.2 Organized Crime as Racketeering -- 2.3 Descriptive Vignette: Camorra -- 2.4 The Organization of Crime -- 2.5 Racketeering in Prison Economies -- 2.6 The Organization of a Stateless Campus Economy -- 2.7 Labor Rackets -- 2.8 Gambling Rackets -- 2.9 Prohibition -- 3. Failing Economics -- 3.1 Contaminated Markets -- 3.2 The Cold War in Economic Thinking -- 3.3 The Road to Friedmanistan -- 3.4 Experimental Vignette: The Other Invisible Hand -- 4. The Evolution of Racketeering -- 4.1 Behavioral Economics Meets Behavioral Ecology -- 4.2 Evolutionary Stable Strategies -- 4.3 Cheating and Systemic Complexity -- 4.4 Racketeering as an Evolutionary Stable Strategy -- 4.5 ESS Thinking: Farming and Raiding -- 4.6 From Raiding to Protection Rackets -- 4.7 Supply and Demand -- 4.8 The Geography of Protection -- 4.9 Narrative Vignette: Raiding and Trading on the Steppes -- 5. Organized Crime and Kleptocracy -- 5.1 From Gangs to Primitive States -- 5.2 The Underworld as Prehistory -- 5.3 Territoriality, Leadership, Violence -- 5.4 Prehistoric Gangster-States -- 5.5 Early European Gangster-States -- 5.6 Mafia Branding: The Exquisite Corpse -- 5.7 Narrative Vignette: Under the Cartels -- 5.8 The Gangsterization of Democracy -- 5.9 Scenes from a Kleptocracy -- 5.10 Cuba Case Study -- 5.11 Comparative Vignettes -- 5.12 Hispañola -- 5.13 Haiti -- 5.14 Zaire -- 5.15. Post-Soviet Gangster-States -- 5.16 Narrative Vignette: After the USSR -- 5.17 Post Script: American Exceptionalism? -- 6. Things Fall Apart...and Rebuild -- 6.1 Collapse as Conundrum -- 6.2 Progress and Underdevelopment -- 6.3 The State as Exaptation -- 6.4 Secondary State Formation in Prehistory -- 6.5 Collapse and Regeneration -- 6.6 Grey Zones and Demapping -- 6.7 Yugoslavia/Bosnia -- 6.8 USSR/Moldova/Transnistria -- 7. Darwinian Political Economy -- 7.1 Research Redux -- 7.2 Evolutionary Stable Strategies -- 7.3 Darwinian Political Economy
Control code
893451572
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 176 pages
Isbn
9781137490285
Lccn
2015001719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893451572
Label
Gangster states : organized crime, kleptocracy and political collapse, Katherine Hirschfeld, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Secret Vices -- 1.2 What is Organized Crime? -- 1.3 Evolutionary Stable Strategies -- 1.4 Case Study: Post-Soviet Russia -- 1.5 Gangs as Primitive States -- 1.6 Collapse and Regeneration -- 1.7 Darwinian Political Economy -- 2. What is Organized Crime? -- 2.1 Formal Verses Informal Economies -- 2.2 Organized Crime as Racketeering -- 2.3 Descriptive Vignette: Camorra -- 2.4 The Organization of Crime -- 2.5 Racketeering in Prison Economies -- 2.6 The Organization of a Stateless Campus Economy -- 2.7 Labor Rackets -- 2.8 Gambling Rackets -- 2.9 Prohibition -- 3. Failing Economics -- 3.1 Contaminated Markets -- 3.2 The Cold War in Economic Thinking -- 3.3 The Road to Friedmanistan -- 3.4 Experimental Vignette: The Other Invisible Hand -- 4. The Evolution of Racketeering -- 4.1 Behavioral Economics Meets Behavioral Ecology -- 4.2 Evolutionary Stable Strategies -- 4.3 Cheating and Systemic Complexity -- 4.4 Racketeering as an Evolutionary Stable Strategy -- 4.5 ESS Thinking: Farming and Raiding -- 4.6 From Raiding to Protection Rackets -- 4.7 Supply and Demand -- 4.8 The Geography of Protection -- 4.9 Narrative Vignette: Raiding and Trading on the Steppes -- 5. Organized Crime and Kleptocracy -- 5.1 From Gangs to Primitive States -- 5.2 The Underworld as Prehistory -- 5.3 Territoriality, Leadership, Violence -- 5.4 Prehistoric Gangster-States -- 5.5 Early European Gangster-States -- 5.6 Mafia Branding: The Exquisite Corpse -- 5.7 Narrative Vignette: Under the Cartels -- 5.8 The Gangsterization of Democracy -- 5.9 Scenes from a Kleptocracy -- 5.10 Cuba Case Study -- 5.11 Comparative Vignettes -- 5.12 Hispañola -- 5.13 Haiti -- 5.14 Zaire -- 5.15. Post-Soviet Gangster-States -- 5.16 Narrative Vignette: After the USSR -- 5.17 Post Script: American Exceptionalism? -- 6. Things Fall Apart...and Rebuild -- 6.1 Collapse as Conundrum -- 6.2 Progress and Underdevelopment -- 6.3 The State as Exaptation -- 6.4 Secondary State Formation in Prehistory -- 6.5 Collapse and Regeneration -- 6.6 Grey Zones and Demapping -- 6.7 Yugoslavia/Bosnia -- 6.8 USSR/Moldova/Transnistria -- 7. Darwinian Political Economy -- 7.1 Research Redux -- 7.2 Evolutionary Stable Strategies -- 7.3 Darwinian Political Economy
Control code
893451572
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 176 pages
Isbn
9781137490285
Lccn
2015001719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893451572

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