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Mafia for the State

The Private Military and Security Contracting Industry

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        StatementTaylor & Francis Group
        PublishersTaylor & Francis Group
        LC Classifications2022
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        Paginationxvi, 104 p. :
        Number of Pages61
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in Italian Giovanni Fiandaca and Salvatore Lupo, La mafia non ha vinto, Laterza, 2014• Mafia states integrate the speed and flexibility of transnational criminal networks with the legal protections and diplomatic privileges enjoyed only by states, creating a hybrid form of international actor against which domestic law enforcement agencies have few weapons.

Mafia has long history here, growing from bootlegging days

But emboldened adversaries and dwindling resources are not the only problems confronting police departments, prosecutors, and judges. According to the Financial Times, in Afghanistan the amount of money illicitly moved overseas by traffickers and officials in suitcases stuffed with dollar bills is roughly equivalent to the total national budget. I look back and find it hard to believe there was that much crime in an area where you could go to prison for 20 years for smoking a joint. Tilly, Charles 1990 Coercion, Capital and European States AD 990-1990.

In Afghanistan, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the president's brother and governor of Kandahar, killed in 2011, faced repeated accusations of involvement in the opium trade, the main economic activity of the country.

Mafia in the United States

Meanwhile, philanthropists all over the world have curtailed their giving, creating funding shortfalls in the arts, education, health care, and other areas, which criminals are all too happy to fill in exchange for political access, social legitimacy, and popular support. He was arrested in a villa in the province of Agrigento in 1996, by a police officer named Luciano Traina. But in the last two decades a series of profound transformations in politics and the global economy have added new capabilities to mafia states thus spurring their influence.