Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics - Elgar Handbooks in Political Science (Hardback)
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Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics - Elgar Handbooks in Political Science (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 29/03/2019
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This multidisciplinary Handbook examines the complex and often hidden relationship between organised crime and politics across the globe, highlighting the difficulties involved in researching such relationships and offering new insights into how they evolve to become pervasive and destructive. Exploring the ever-evolving nature of this relationship, and the exchanges within it, in order to identify common features and key differences, engaging chapters raise provoking questions regarding the possibility of improving democracy, political systems, civil society and economic systems in order to counter the possible infiltration of these organisations, their associates and representatives. Students and scholars of public policy, politics, criminology and those focusing on organised crime more specifically will find this Handbook an original and engaging guide to the current state of play, whilst policy-makers, practitioners and NGOs will find the case studies set in national contexts eminently valuable.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786434562
Number of pages: 528
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm


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`The Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics, which reviews studies of the interactions between organised criminals and politicians across about 30 countries from every continent, is a timely and salutary introduction to an importantly growing area of social science. The book is edited by Felia Allum, a senior lecturer in politics at the University of Bath, UK and Stan Gilmour, a local area policing commander in Reading, UK. Such a rare combination of academic and practitioner speaks to the increasing sophistication of some British police officers as well as the embracing of issues of public significance by British academics. But far from being journalistic, or just exhortations to do better, the book is packed with hard-won accounts of the links around the globe between many different forms of systematic criminality and political processes.' -- David Canter
`Felia Allum and Stan Gilmour have put together a truly global collection of case studies on the nexus between crime and politics. It makes a valuable contribution to a highly dynamic field of research at the intersection of political science and criminology.' -- Klaus von Lampe, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
`As this book recognises, "organised crime" has historically been a contested and ambiguous concept, leaving a contemporary legacy of regularly shifting scientific and policy inquiry, even more so in cross-cultural contexts. But irrespective of how we construct "it", the intrinsic and extrinsic political dimensions of organised crime and its control that this book foregrounds ought to be central to those researching in this area. This timely collection provides an expansive overview of organised crime and politics, and the politics of organised crime, from a diverse array of nation-states across the globe and at the supranational level, making a valued contribution to the literature.' -- Nicholas Lord, University of Manchester, UK
`This is a very important collection, bringing together key experts in the field to offer insights into the opaque nexus between politics and organised crime.' -- Elizabeth David Barrett, University of Sussex, UK

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