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Mafia and Anti-Mafia in the Republic of Georgia: criminal resilience and adaptation since the collapse of Communism

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'Thieves-in-law' (vory-v-zakone in Russian or kanonieri qurdebi in Georgian) are career criminals belonging to a criminal fraternity that has existed at least since the 1930s in the Soviet Gulag. These actors still exist in one form or another in post-Soviet countries and have integrated into transnational organised criminal networks. For reasons yet to be explicated, thieves-in-law became exceptionally prevalent in the Soviet republic of Georgia. Here, by the 1990s, they formed a mafia ne...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Extra-Legal Governance Institute
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law - Criminology,Centre for
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:6394

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