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Gangsters and Other Statesmen – Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World - Princeton Scholarship Online
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Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World

Danilo Mandić


Separatism has been on the rise across the world since the end of the Cold War, dividing countries through political strife, ethnic conflict, and civil war, and redrawing the political map. This book examines the role transnational mafias play in the success and failure of separatist movements, challenging conventional wisdom about the interrelation of organized crime with peacebuilding, nationalism, and state making. The book demonstrates how globalized mafias shape the politics of borders in torn states, shedding critical light on an autonomous nonstate actor that has been largely sidelined ... More

Keywords: global organized crime, separatism, separatist movements, transnational mafia, peacebuilding, nationalism, state making, globalized mafia, geopolitics, territorial consolidation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691187884
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691187884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danilo Mandić, author
Harvard University

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