The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection

@article{McDonogh1996TheSM,
  title={The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection},
  author={G. McDonogh and Diego Gambetta},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  year={1996},
  volume={69},
  pages={97}
}
Description: 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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