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The Sicilian Mafia

The Business of Private Protection

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PAPERBACK

$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674807426

Publication Date: 02/01/1996

Short

346 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 maps, 4 tables

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

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