31 May 2010

Book: Organized Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

The contributed volume "Organized Crime and the Challenge to Democracy" was edited by Felia Allum and Renate Siebert (Routledge, 2003):


Publisher's description: "This innovative book investigates the paradoxical situation whereby organized crime groups, authoritarian in nature and anti-democratic in practice, perform at their best in democratic countries. It uses examples from the United States, Japan, Russia, South America, France, Italy and the European Union."

The book is fully searchable on Google Book Search (including table of contents):


Felia Allum is a Lecturer in Italian Politics and History at the University of Bath.

German-born Renate Siebert is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calabria, Italy.

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