ECPR General Conference
Sciences Po, Bordeaux
4 - 7 September 2013

Transnational Organised Crime and ‘Gangster Politics’: Exploring Synergies between the Licit and Illicit Worlds

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Petr Kupka
Masaryk University

Why is it that politicians behave like gangsters and gangsters like politicians? In order to better understand the linkages between organized crime, politics and economics (legitimacy vs. legality), this panel will extrapolate and explore theoretical and behavioral synergies between the licit and illicit worlds.

Paper List

Gangster Politics: Organised Crime as the Continuation of Politics by Other Means View Paper Details
Law, Business & Sausages: Towards Modern Organised Crime in the East-Central Europe (The Case of the Czech Republic) View Paper Details
The 'Reggio Model' and the Political Choices of the 'Ndrangheta: A Case Study from the South of Italy on Politics of the Mafia and Mafia in Politics View Paper Details
The Untouchables: Transnational Organised Crime behind Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities View Paper Details
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