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The Political Market

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Rome has a long history of electoral corruption. To a great moralist like Sallust the problem of political corruption was a fundamental feature of Roman political life and took pride of place in his ... More


Compliance through Pressure

Robert Gellately

in The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228691
eISBN:
9780191678806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228691.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the many ways with which the Gestapo doubled its effort to obtain compliance. In order to enforce compliance, the Gestapo interpreted its mandate in the broadest possible ... More


The First Consulship (59 bc)

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having become effectively a ‘consul without a colleague’, but with a Senate hardly disposed to be magnanimous, Caesar pursued an overtly ‘popularist’ line: sharing out the ager Campanus (the ... More


Introduction

T. N. Mitchell, T. N. Mitchell, and T. N. Mitchell

in Cicero: Verrines II.1

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682537
eISBN:
9781800343085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682537.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter provides a historical and political background of the trial of Caius Verres. It begins by tracing the development of the extortion court. The chapter then details the career ... More


Restitution from Public Authorities

Graham Virgo

in The Principles of the Law of Restitution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298501
eISBN:
9780191713613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298501.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter is concerned with the application of the grounds of restitution and principles in one particular context, namely, where a restitutionary claim is brought against public authorities. ... More


Negotiations between Men over Wife Sales

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 7 explores the negotiations between men that framed wife sales, which were influenced by knowledge that such sales were prohibited. Prohibition meant that wife sales had to be regulated at ... More


Coercion and Exploitation

STUART P GREEN

in Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White-Collar Crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225804
eISBN:
9780191708411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225804.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Employment Law

There are at least two ways in which the concept of coercion figures in the criminal law. One is as an excusing condition: a defendant who, under the effects of coercion or duress, commits what would ... More


Extortion and Blackmail

STUART P GREEN

in Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White-Collar Crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225804
eISBN:
9780191708411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225804.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Employment Law

From the perspective of criminal practice, blackmail and extortion seem like fairly exotic offenses; prosecution for either is a relatively rare event. Yet no white-collar offense has received more ... More


‘The devil! I must have money for this’: The Dark Side of Prosecution Policy

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Amsterdam police was a centralised and professional organisation, but had a bad name regarding the integrity of its policing of prostitution. This chapter probes and questions this reputation, ... More


Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Kit Morrell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines attempts to improve provincial governance from 70–50, particularly the contributions of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and the younger Marcus Porcius Cato. It contends that Romans of the ... More


Soldiers versus Profiteers: Class War as Patriotism

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228764
eISBN:
9780520926943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the attack on the verbal heroism of the mass press, which was part of a wider sociology. During the war, the Canard divided French society into two groups: the French soldiers ... More


Media Corruption: Cashing in on Silence

David Bandurski, Martin Hala, and Ying Chan

in Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091733
eISBN:
9789882207066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091733.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Although China has maintained strict control of the media, since the mid-1990s, the state has encouraged the commercialization of media. Part of this process entailed removing state support from more ... More


Writing the Biography of an Enigma

Paul E. Walker

in Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Al-Hakim mounts his favorite riding animal, a grey donkey named Qamar (the moon), and departs the comfort and safety of his royal abode for the silent darkness of the night; none of his staff would ... More


Force and Fear

J. E. Du PLESSIS

in A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299288
eISBN:
9780191685651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter looks into the history of the law of force and fear, which is prevalent in the civilian doctrine of Scots law. It begins by examining the differences between the force and fear and the ... More


Mutant Proletarians: Class and Territoriality

Dick Hobbs

in Lush Life: Constructing Organized Crime in the UK

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668281
eISBN:
9780191760563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668281.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter maps the connection between the industrial neighbourhood and territorially-based extortioners, with particular reference to some of London's principle crime groups of the twentieth ... More


Testing Competing Theories: Blackmail

Paul H. Robinson

in Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917723
eISBN:
9780199332854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917723.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the offense of blackmail. It first summarizes the competing theories of blackmail: theories of blackmail as a crime against the threat recipient, as a crime against third ... More


Remitting to the Enemy: Transnational Family Finances and Foreign Policy

Meredith Oyen

in The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700149
eISBN:
9781501701474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700149.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how traditional Chinese family remittances became a battleground between Nationalist China and Communist China and how transnational families were made to serve the foreign ... More


Sex, Guns, and Extortion

Jana Arsovska

in Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282803
eISBN:
9780520958715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282803.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 6 provides a careful examination of the cultural influences behind some common Albanian criminal activities. Should one blame the Albanian customary Kanun laws for the increased involvement ... More


From Jekyll to Hyde: The Transformation of the FARC

Claire Metelits

in Inside Insurgency: Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795774
eISBN:
9780814759554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795774.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the development of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), from a group that found its roots in peasant self-defense organizations that supported better working ... More


Extorted Life

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Today, extortion is the most feared and despised of criminal businesses in Central America, and one of the most common. Gangs are widely blamed as the central culprits of extortion, but, as this ... More


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