The Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics

Felia Allum (Editor), Stan Gilmour (Editor)

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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 the 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 infilitration 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 orginal and engaging guide to the current state of play, whilset policy-makers, practitioners and NGOs will find the case studies set in national contexts eminently valuable.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages505
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78643 457 9
ISBN (Print)978 1 78643 456 2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Organised crime
  • politics


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